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Border guard at Cave of Patriarchs Photo: Gil Yohanan
Border guard at Cave of Patriarchs Photo: Gil Yohanan

Jewish girls desecrate Koran in Hebron

Police yet to trace two girls who vandalized holy Muslim books in Cave of Patriarchs four months ago

Itamar Fleishman
Published: 07.24.12, 09:47 / Israel News

Two teenage girls caught on security cameras tearing Koran books inside the Cave of Patriarchs, have yet to be questioned by police who have failed to track them down, four months after the incident.


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The incident occured four months ago when the Cave of Patriarchs was open to Jewish worshippers. The girls entered the cenotaph of Isaac, which is used for Muslim prayers, took two Koran books from a nearby stand and proceeded to tear the pages. Later on, they hurled the books, which are sacred to Islam, at the wall.


Midway through the desecration, they were noticed by an Israel Border Guard officer who did not intervene.


Another officer who was at the scene approached the girls and stalled them.


And yet, since the event the girls have not been summoned by the police for further investigation.


The incident was captured on 24 hour security-cameras which monitor the site and a complaint has been filed with the police. However, the girls have yet to be located. Judea and Samaria District police say "The investigation is still ongoing in the Hebron sub-district. The security camera footage from the cave is part of an ongoing investigation. Therefore we cannot comment on it."




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