IDF, memorial monuments defaced in Jordan Valley

Mother of terror victim discovers anti-Israel graffiti on daughter’s memorial.

April 20, 2012 02:55
1 minute read.
defaced Jordan war memorial

defaced Jordan war memorial_370. (photo credit: Courtesy Jordan Valley Regional Council)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

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.

Anti-Israel 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.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.

The vandals 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 Jerusalem Post.

Vandals also targeted a third memorial set up to honor two traffic policemen shot dead by terrorists on Route 90.

Police inspected other memorials in the West Bank and found that they had been left untouched.

“All possible directions are being considered,” Tzemah said.

“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.

Related Content

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
August 31, 2014
Prime minister to Channel 1: I’ll be running again in next election

By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN