Vandals destroy antique ceramic tiles at King David’s tomb

By MELANIE LIDMAN
January 3, 2013 18:05

 
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For the second time in two weeks, vandals destroyed antique ceramic tiles at King David’s tomb next to the Old City’s Zion Gate in Jerusalem overnight Wednesday.

Israel Antiquities Authority Yoli Schwartz said the vandals destroyed ceramic tiles in the interior of the tomb’s main room, most likely from the 17th century.

The building is holy for Christians, Muslims, and Jews, and in addition to holding King David’s Tomb, some Christians believe the building was the site of Jesus’ Last Supper.

On December 20, a policeman on patrol caught a haredi man using an ax to smash through the tiles, after he told police that his prayers would only be answered if he prayed directly to the stones of the building.

The IAA demanded police make more frequent patrols in the area. Police opened an investigation into the incident.

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