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Palestinian man smashes iconic lion statues in Ramallah

Palestinian Authority police detain a man using a hammer to smash the iconic lion statues in the West Bank city of Ramallah's al-Manara Square, October 17, 2021. (Screen capture: Twitter)
Palestinian Authority police detain a man using a hammer to smash the iconic lion statues in the West Bank city of Ramallah's al-Manara Square, October 17, 2021. (Screen capture: Twitter)

Palestinian Authority police have arrested a man who smashed Ramallah’s iconic downtown lion statues, reportedly because he considered them to be idols.

The lion statues in Ramallah’s al-Manara Square are well-known landmarks. The suspect managed to knock three of the statues’ heads off before police detained him.

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