Left-wing extremists defaced three monuments to Israeli terror victims and
fallen members of the security services in the Jordan Valley, police discovered
on Thursday, just one week before Israel honors its war dead.
slogans in Hebrew were found spray painted in black on the memorials, including
the words “the fallen were killed for their treason” on a stone wall bearing the
names of hundreds of soldiers that were killed since 1967.
drew a Palestinian flag on the monuments as well.
Police were first
alerted to the attack by the mother of Salit Sheetrit, who was murdered in a
shooting terror attack near the Mehola settlement in 2001. A memorial named
after Sheetrit was one of those defaced.
“Forensic teams are on the site,
gathering evidence,” Judea and Samaria Police spokeswoman Nurit Tzemah told The
Vandals also targeted a third memorial set up to honor
two traffic policemen shot dead by terrorists on Route 90.
inspected other memorials in the West Bank and found that they had been left
“All possible directions are being considered,” Tzemah
“What we’re talking about here is nothing less than a terrorist
attack,” said David Elchiani, the head of the Jordan Valley Regional
Council.Jerusalem Post staff contributed to this report