Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned it as “vandalism” while Israeli police promised action in response to attacks on Christian and Muslim graves in Jaffa, the latest in a growing series of “price tag” attacks.
The cemeteries were attacked in the evening ahead of Yom Kippur, a key Jewish holiday, and slogans such as “death to the Arabs” were spray-painted on a number of the graves. Several headstones were also smashed.
Coming just days after the burning of an Israeli mosque, the attacks again suggest the settler groups are becoming more and more aggressive with their “price tag” attacks, an effort to protest the government’s perceived aims to dismantle certain illegal settlements with high profile attacks.
Though the government has condemned the “price tag” attacks for months, it is only recently that they appear to be making serious efforts to curb them, apparently concerned by their spread into Israel-proper and attacks targeting Israeli soldiers within the occupied West Bank.
4 thoughts on “Israeli Officials Condemn Yom Kippur Attacks on Christian, Muslim Graves”
The Israeli settlers are doing their best to turn the world further and further against Israel, and right at a moment when their government is frantically running around looking for friends to vote in their favor at the UN.
For Muslime once we are under earth is the same. For us living human beings are more impotant.
With that "official" condemnation from the Zionists and a crisp 5-dollar bill, I can buy myself a yummy Sunday at Dairy Queen.
There is really very little that the setlers aka thugs can do to let the world know what the real face of Israel is. The largest employer in israel is the money backing the settlers aka thugs. None of the settlers have a job and when you combine the 25 percent orthodox who are not required to work you have a society which has over 1/2 the population without and never will have jobs. The secular should be looking at the increasing thugs and bible reads and wonder who is going to pay the bills. Something tells me there will be mass exodus out of the increasing welfare state. I guess they can continue to employ everyone building houses for immigrants like the USA They might have to change the standard from mother being jewish to I once met a jew to sell enough houses.
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