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Hate slogans scrawled on gravestones in Mount of Olives cemetery

Two graves defaced with graffiti in military section of centuries-old Jerusalem burial ground

A gravestone in the military section of the Mount of Olives cemetery that was found to be vandalized with graffiti, August 16, 2022. (Israel Police)
A gravestone in the military section of the Mount of Olives cemetery that was found to be vandalized with graffiti, August 16, 2022. (Israel Police)

Two tombstones were defaced in the military section of the Mount of Olives cemetery, the Israel Police said Tuesday.

An investigation was opened into the incident.

Police received a report in the morning that hate slogans, including a reference in Hebrew to Nazis, were scrawled on the stones, according to a statement.

Officers who arrived at the scene found that a marker had been used to scrawl the graffiti on a sign at the site as well as on the two tombstones.

A photo showed what appeared to be the outline of a Palestinian flag scrawled on the sign.

Police notified the IDF of the incident so that the graffiti could be cleaned off.

A sign at the military section of the Mount of Olives cemetery that was found to be vandalized with graffiti, August 16, 2022. (Israel Police)

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