The Jewish cemetery is a cultural heritage site protected by the Lithuanian government, meaning that in order to build upon it they must first consider the implications.
"In the afternoon, someone was seen walking around the tombs and apparently spray-painted four crosses on some of them."
The rocks were laid to allow utility trucks easier access to electricity poles in the area.
The vandalism at the Oudtshoorn Jewish cemetery, located about 200 miles east of Cape Town, is the first major incident of its kind there.
My friend Shira Mushkin photographs tombstones, where she finds a different kind of beauty.
The headstones, which were uncovered during construction work that began in June, have been removed and stored by the municipality, which will consult Jewish community officials on what to do next.
An iron fence with rifles as posts and crossed swords and sabers as railings surround an area of five rows that each hold six fallen Jewish Confederate soldiers.
The triskele, or triskelion, looks like three interlocking sevens and was one of many ancient European symbols appropriated by the Nazis and later by white supremacist groups.
There is no security camera footage, the news site reported.
The memorial was made to commemorate those who served in the unit of Ukrainian volunteers that fought for the Nazis.