The “Pa’amon outpost” memorial located between Kibbutz Ramat Rachel and the village of Sour Baher in east Jerusalem was vandalized with graffiti, December 21, 2017.
(photo credit: ISRAEL POLICE)
The Pa’amon outpost memorial located between Kibbutz Ramat Rachel and the Sur Bahir neighborhood in southeastern Jerusalem was vandalized by graffiti early on Thursday morning.
The phrase “al-Quds [Jerusalem] is the capital of Palestine,” was spray-painted over the memorial, alongside Palestinian flags and phrases condemning US President Donald Trump and his declaration recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Police said in a statement that identification and forensic science personnel, along with Jerusalem municipality workers were called to the scene, and an investigation has been opened into the incident.
The same memorial was vandalized recently, and parts of it were broken.
Jerusalem City Councilman Arieh King posted on Facebook a video from the scene, showing the damage that had been done to the memorial.
In another incident on Thursday, stones were hurled at the light rail next to Shuafat in northeastern Jerusalem. No injuries were reported, but damage was done to the train.
Police detained three suspects who were brought for questioning to the Kedem District station in the neighborhood.