The Samaria National Park (Sebastia), site of the capital of Israel for 150 years, was found with Roman columns broken and turned into roadblocks, uprooted seats in the amphitheater and Arabic graffiti sprayed on many ancient stones.
By Assaf Kama
The Samaria National Park (Sebastia), some 10 kilometers north of Nablus, was found to have been vandalized with graffiti in Arabic, an ancient marble column toppled, a smashed tombstone and the remains of burnt tires discovered. The Samaria visiting and learning center organized a tour of the site for journalists to show the site’s degradation.
Photo: Assaf Kamar
The Samaria Regional Council protested that a Palestinian flag had been hoisted inside the park. Continue Reading »
Not only was the mezuzah that adorned the main door of the Tomb desecrated by the vandals, but thousands of shekels worth of equipment was stolen from the holy site’s maintenance staff.
By Hezki Baruch
Arab vandals removed a mezuzah from the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hevron on Friday, while the holy site was used by local Muslims for Ramadan prayers.
The mezuzah, which adorned the main door of the Tomb, is believed to have been desecrated by the vandals
A storage shed used by the Tomb’s maintenance staff was also broken into, with thousands of shekels worth of equipment stolen. Continue Reading »
Even after millions of Shekels were spent on security cameras, Arab vandals again entered, this time destroying the grave-site of the Hassidic leader, the Grand Rebbe of Modzitz, along with dozens of others, including other well-known rabbis.
By Moshe Cohen
Arab vandals destroyed the gravesite of the Hassidic leader, the Grand Rebbe of Modzitz, according to Modzitz hassidim who visited the site. The gravestone of the leader, Rabbi Yisrael Dan Taub, who died in 2006, was destroyed, along with dozens of others, including several well-known rabbis. The destruction took place at a special section of the Mount of Olives cemetery reserved for rabbinical leaders. Continue Reading »
Graffiti at the security checkpoint notes that the vandalism was ‘retaliation’ for Israeli security personnel killing wanted Arab terrorist as incitement after funeral continues.
By Dalit Halevi, Tova Dvorin
Masked Palestinian Arabs broke into a IDF checkpoint near the Palestinian Authority (PA) settlement of Beit Furik, northeast of Shechem, after they cut through barbed wire fence surrounding the post.
A video surfaced on YouTube over the weekend showing masked men, who were armed with a chainsaw and hammers, sawing through checkpoint gate, smashing the windows of the armored guard position, and vandalizing the checkpoint. Graffiti at the site read, “Boycott Israel, in memory of the martyr Motazz Washaha.” Continue Reading »
YouTube Video clearly shows man urinating & others launching fireworks from middle of Berlin Holocaust memorial.
BERLIN – Germany has promised to strengthen security at the Holocaust Memorial in the heart of Berlin after a video published on the Internet showed a man urinating and people launching fireworks from its grey concrete structure on New Year’s Eve.
Berlin Holocaust Memorial
“The incidents are outrageous and to be deplored,” German Culture Minister Monika Gruetters was quoted as saying by Bild newspaper on Thursday.
A foundation that supervises the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, which was opened in 2005, will talk to police and arrange tighter security, Gruetters said. Continue Reading »
Synagogue established & frequented by Holocaust survivors is defaced with crosses, sending one member into shock.
Jews who came to pray at the Haohel synagogue in Bat Yam on Wednesday morning were shocked and appalled to find that it had been defaced for the fourth time in a month.
Vandalism at Haohel synagogue, Bat Yam – Photo: Moetza Datit Bat Yam
This time, vandals spray-painted two large crosses on the building, one on either side of the main entrance.
The gabbai, who is tasked with helping to run the synagogue, was one of the first on the scene. Continue Reading »
250 Arabs attacked Jews at Esh Kodesh, near Shilo. Jews defend themselves with rocks as their security team fire in the air.
About 250 Arabs rioted Saturday afternoon near Esh Kodesh, close to Shilo in the Binyamin region, injuring 11 Jews.
Border Police at Aish Kodesh
Israel news photo courtesy of Tazpit
According to the Tatzpit news agency, the rioters tore down the fences surrounding the Jewish residents’ vineyards, causing them serious damage.
About 30 Jewish residents from the Shilo area rushed to the location and at first had to use rocks to get the Arabs to back off. Continue Reading »
The Jewish values on which we were reared, and according to which we educate our children, forbid us from any such behavior. We’ll prosecute to the fullest extent of the law the lowlifes who perpetrated this crime.
Israeli leaders on Wednesday expressed revulsion over the latest act of vandalism against Christian symbols. Hours earlier, presumably Jewish assailants spray-painted anti-Christian graffiti on the walls of a monastery in central Jerusalem.
Father Claudio next to vandalized car – Photo: MELANIE LIDMAN
The Monastery of the Cross at the southern end of Jerusalem’s Sakker Park was defaced with the slogans “Jesus – son of a whore”, “Happy Hannukah” and “Price Tag.” Continue Reading »
To allow unrestrained lawlessness at so sacred a site is what’s fundamentally unthinkable.
Last Tuesday, several hours before he was to wed, a young bridegroom wished to say a short prayer at his mother’s grave on Jerusalem’s Mount of Olives. He lost his mother last year and a visit to the cemetery constituted for him her inclusion in his special day. He was driven up by his friend Dror Klein.
As they neared their destination, a bucket of white paint crashed into the front windshield, obscuring Dror’s view. A hail of stones followed.
In minutes some 30 to 40 young Arabs surrounded the vehicle, rocking it menacingly and hurling large rocks, cement blocks and broken pavement fragments at the two.The Continue Reading »