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Vandals desecrate Muslim cemetery in Jerusalem
'Price tag' sprayed over graves in cemetery located near site of a planned museum of tolerance

Vandals sprayed a dozen Muslim graves in a Jerusalem cemetery with graffiti in a politically motivated act, police said.

 

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Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the phrase "price tag" was sprayed in Hebrew over the graves early on Thursday. A Star of David was also painted on the graves.

 

One of desecrated graves (Photo: Gil Yohanan)
One of desecrated graves (Photo: Gil Yohanan)

 

The term "price tag" is used by a tiny fringe of extremists to protest Israeli policy they view as favoring Palestinians. Israeli military bases, churches and mosques have also been targeted.

 

Rosenfeld said police are investigating.

 

The centuries-old cemetery in central Jerusalem is near the site of a planned museum of tolerance. The project by the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a US-based Jewish group, has drawn fire from Palestinians who say it desecrates graves.

 

The Wiesenthal Center has said the construction is in an area that has been a parking lot for 50 years.

 

 

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