Terror victims’ monument vandalized
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Terror victims’ monument vandalized

Inscription bearing Asher and Yonatan Palmer's names found desecrated

Police investigators at the scene of Asher and Yonatan Palmer's death, on route 60 near Kiryat Arba in the West Bank, September 23 2011 (photo credit: Yossi Zamir/Flash90)
Police investigators at the scene of Asher and Yonatan Palmer's death, on route 60 near Kiryat Arba in the West Bank, September 23 2011 (photo credit: Yossi Zamir/Flash90)

Unknown vandals desecrated an obelisk commemorating Asher and Yonatan Palmer, who were murdered near Kiryat Arba in September 2011.

The monument, erected near Hebron, was found Friday with the inscription bearing the victims’ names chipped off.

Police have opened an investigation into the incident.

Asher Palmer, aged 25, and his one-year-old son Yonatan died when two Palestinians pelted rocks at their car, causing Palmer to lose control of the vehicle, which overturned near the Israeli settlement of Kiryat Arba.

At first their death was thought to be accidental, but the police later concluded the car crash was the result of a terror attack. The perpetrators were caught and sentenced to jail terms.

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