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Palestinians vandalize Joseph’s Tomb with swastikas and other anti-Semitic graffiti

Posted by avideditor on April 27, 2009

From Eye of the World

Palestinians vandalize Joseph’s Tomb with swastikas and other anti-Semitic graffiti
Their favorite Nazi symbols aside, this is how they respect other people’s holy sites, all the while whining about nonexistent threats to and disrespect of theirs.

(JPost) Visitors to Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus Wednesday evening were dismayed to see swastikas and other anti-Semitic vandalism at the holy site.

“We saw a drawing of a Star of David with a boot stamping on it on one wall,” said David Ha’ivri, a spokesman for Samaria Regional Council chairman Gershon Masika, who was one of the visitors.

“Putting your foot on something is the ultimate insult in the Arab world,” added Ha’ivri. “It is sad that is the way they treat a holy site. But nobody was particularly surprised.”

Ha’ivri said that in the past year, since Masika was elected head of the regional council, there had been regular monthly visits to the tomb coinciding with the new Jewish month.

“Every time, we bring white paint to cover up the graffiti,” said Ha’ivri.

The tomb – which, according to the Oslo Accords, is under Israeli control – is surrounded by territory controlled by the Palestinian Authority.

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