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Jewish worshippers desecrate Muslim cemetery in West Bank

July 2, 2012

Saturday, June 9. 2007

By Amos Harel, Haaretz Correspondent

Haaretz:

A Muslim graveyard in a village near the West Bank settlement of Ariel was desecrated by a group of Jewish worshippers visiting the area on Friday morning.

A group of some 1,300 Jews visited the tomb of Joshua Ben Nun on Thursday night, in full coordination with the Israel Defense Forces.

On Friday morning, after the Jewish worshippers had left, Palestinians informed leftist groups that several tombstones in the local Muslim graveyard had been vandalized. Some were smashed; others were sprayed with slogans reading “death to Arabs.”

The Civil Administration filed a complaint with police.

IDF representatives met with the organizers of the excursion, who promised to repair the damages next week

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/868768.html

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