Israel Police demolish ‘martyrs’ park in Arab neighborhood of Jerusalem 


After demolishing the obscene memorial garden in a Jerusalem Arab neighborhood commemorating terrorists who were killed while attacking Jews, Israel’s Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan said, ‘Police will act decisively against any display of incitement & support for terror against Israel.’

By Efrat Forsher


Jerusalem District police officers and city officials on Tuesday demolished a memorial garden in the Arab neighborhood of Ras al-Amud in east Jerusalem, which was created to commemorate terrorists — or “shahids” according to the garden’s founders — who have been killed during the current wave of violence.

A picture of a “shahid” at the park in east Jerusalem

The garden was created several weeks ago. Its founders planted saplings and placed images of terrorists alongside each one. They also spray-painted slogans on a nearby wall. The entire memorial was built on public property and, unsurprisingly, without a proper permit.

The opening of the garden was reported on Arab social media sites. As stated, upon learning of its existence, police and city officials removed the saplings and the photographs of the terrorists, and erased the graffiti.

The Jerusalem District Police said it was aware of the identities of several suspects and would soon bring them in for questioning.

Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan said, “The police will continue to act decisively against any display of incitement and support for terror against Israel.”


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