‘Trump, Jerusalem is ours’ scrawled in Arabic on memorial to soldiers
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‘Trump, Jerusalem is ours’ scrawled in Arabic on memorial to soldiers

Police open investigation into defacement of monument near Kibbutz Ramat Rachel, on the outskirts of the capital

A memorial to soldiers of the Jerusalem Brigade who fell in 1967's Six Day War was vandalized on December 21, 2017. (Israel Police)
A memorial to soldiers of the Jerusalem Brigade who fell in 1967's Six Day War was vandalized on December 21, 2017. (Israel Police)

A monument in Jerusalem to fallen IDF soldiers was discovered to have been covered in Arabic graffiti Thursday, and police launched an investigation into the incident.

The war memorial near Kibbutz Ramat Rachel in southern Jerusalem was covered in red spray-paint reading “Trump, Jerusalem is ours,” and “Jerusalem, the capital of Palestine.”

It was a reference to US President Donald Trump’s recent declaration recognizing the city as Israel’s capital, which sparked widespread Palestinian protests.

Police said a forensic team had been brought to the site, and officers had opened an investigation and were searching for suspects.

The memorial to 11 members of the Jerusalem Brigade who fell in 1967’s Six Day War defending the ceasefire line with Jordan stands alongside the road to the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sur Baher.

Police later announced that the graffiti had been removed from the memorial.

A memorial to soldiers of the Jerusalem Brigade who fell in 1967’s Six Day War was cleaned of graffiti that was painted on it on December 21, 2017. (Israel Police)
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