Arab vandals deface memorial to Israeli soldiers, army outpost in separate incidents

An Israeli military outpost and a memorial statue for fallen soldiers were found vandalized on Friday, Israeli media reported.

South of Mount Hevron, a lookout point constructed in memory of two Israeli fallen soldiers was found partly destroyed, with the olive tree planted in its center having been burned, Reshet Bet reported.

The memorial to the soldiers killed by Israeli fire when they were mistaken for terrorists in 2003 has been vandalized twice before.


Also Friday, an army post near the Jewish community of Yitzhar, south of Shechem, was discovered bearing anti-Semitic graffiti.

Among the writings on the military post was “death to Jews” and a drawing equating the Star of David with a swastika.

According to the report, the Israeli military closed some access routes used by Arabs to reach their olive groves following the incident. The military had given permission for them to use roads near the Jewish communities for period of the olive harvest.