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Saturday, October 08, 2011

Christian and Muslim cemeteries vandalized in Jaffa; UPDATED

Jaffa's Christian and Muslim cemeteries were vandalized over Yom Kippur and at least one grave had the words tag mchir (price tag) written on it (picture at the link). Tag mchir is a reference to attacks in response to the destruction of Jewish cities and towns in Judea and Samaria. Given that it was Yom Kippur, it is unlikely that most of Israel's Right would be involved in this, and in fact, Israel Radio says that slogans praising the Maccabi Haifa soccer team were found at the site and that the police believe that teenage vandals are responsible. But that didn't stop YNet from printing a story headlined "'Price tag operation' in the heart of Israel"? I've screen capped the headline below in case they change it.
Some 25 tombstones were vandalized at two Jaffa cemeteries belonging to Muslims and Christians. The messages “Death to Arabs” and “Price tag” were spray painted on the graves.

Police forces arrived at the site and launched an investigation into the incident, but no suspects had been arrested for the time being. The acts prompted Jaffa residents to hold an emotional rally on Jaffa's streets Saturday evening.

President Shimon Peres condemned the vandalism acts at Jaffa’s Christian and Muslim cemeteries, referring to them as “despicable acts that disgrace us and contradict the moral values of Israeli society.”

The president urged law enforcement officials to undertake the utmost efforts in order to nab the vandals.
Read the whole thing.

Who is 'us' Shimon?

It's funny how they claim that the law isn't being enforced regarding 'price tag' attacks. The last I heard, the kid who is suspected of setting fire to the mosque last week is still in jail.


Israel Radio reports that the graffiti has been there for a week, that the police have yet to examine the area in daylight and that there were no gravestones broken.


A Jaffa synagogue was firebombed on Saturday night in apparent response to the cemetery incident.

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At 11:02 PM, Blogger Empress Trudy said...

If you show no mercy you will be shown none. We have learned well the lessons of the Arabs.

At 12:24 AM, Blogger Juniper in the Desert said...

If the attacks took place over Yom kippur, surely that rules Jews out? Mozlems in UK are always setting fire to their own mosques in an effort to fan anti-English sentiment and stir up their own communities who have nothing better to do, as most of them don't work.


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