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April 9, 2012 10:23 am

After Arab Attacks, Mount of Olives Cemetery Gets New Police Sub-Station

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Damaged graves at the Mount of Olives cemetery in Jerusalem. Photo: Amelia Katzen.

April 5 marked the opening of a police sub-station at Jerusalem’s Mount of Olives, whose cemetery has fallen victim to desecration. In addition to damaging graves at the site, Arabs have attacked Jewish worshipers with rocks.

The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations praised the opening of the sub-station, expressing hope that the move “will stem the continuing acts of violence and desecration and add to the security of the residents and visitors from around the world who come to visit graves of the luminaries of Jewish history interned there.”

“This is an obligation that we bear to protect the dignity of the departed and sanctity of this 3,000-year-old holy place for future generations,” the Conference of Presidents said in a statement.

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