Police caught two Arab teenagers in the midst of destroying graves on the Mount of Olives cemetery in Jerusalem on Wednesday afternoon.
The teenagers, both around 15 or 16 and residents of east Jerusalem, were detained for questioning. On Monday, American Jewish leaders urged the Knesset to improve security at the ancient Jewish cemetery, which is regularly the target of grave desecration and stone-throwing against worshippers.
The cemetery is one of the oldest Jewish cemeteries in the world with more than 150,000 graves, according to the International Committee to Protect Har Hazeitim.
Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>