Police investigating pro-Kahane graffiti incidents in North

Three more cases of hate graffiti were found in Nazareth Illit and Migdal Haemek, relation to other far right-wing vandalism last week unknown.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
October 24, 2010 09:12
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Star of David graffiti on a mosque.

Graffiti on mosque 311. (photo credit: Reuters)

A police investigation was opened Sunday morning after the words "Kahane was right" were found scrawled on a swimming pool and college in Nazareth Illit and on the walls of a commercial center in Migdal Haemek.

There were no reports whether the hate graffiti found on Sunday was connected to the other incidents of pro-Kahane graffiti in the North and the West Bank last week.

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Last Wednesday, far-right activists defaced a memorial statue in honor of slain former prime minister Yitzhak Rabin on the anniversary of his assassination spray painting the words "Kahane was right" across the site.

Police have launched an investigation, and say two additional cases of Kahane graffiti were reported in the North on Wednesday.

The graffiti was condemned by Acre Mayor Shimon Lankri. "We will not allow for harm to be done to the coexistence among residents," Lankri said.

In the West Bank, a Muslim graveyard on the outskirts of the Palestinian village of Kfar Kadum in the area of Kalkilya was found desecrated on Friday.

Vandals were said to have entered the cemetery and scrawled "Kahane was right" on several tombstones as well as drawing on them Stars of David.

IDF forces were called to the area to investigate and the Civil Authority said it viewed the incident in a very grave manner.

One of the slogans  written on a tombstone in the graveyard was "price tag," which radical settlers use to describe their revenge campaign against restrictions on Israeli building in the West Bank.


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