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April 20, 2012 10:05 am

Monuments for Fallen Soldiers and Terror Victims Defaced in Jordan Valley

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The defaced Jordan Valley Soldier's Memorial. Photo: Bikat HaYarden Council.

Only days before Yom Hazikaron (Remembrance Day for Israels Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terrorism), three monuments in the Jordan Valley for fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism were vandalized.

One monument, near Petzael, a village in the valley, was spray-painted with the words “End the occupation” and “The end of Zionism.” On a large memorial wall at the site, some names of soldiers killed in battles that took place in the valley were sprayed with black paint.

A Palestinian flag was drawn on another monument near the village of Mehula. The monument was erected to honor the memory of village resident Salit Shitrit, who was murdered in a terrorist attack in 2001.

The third vandalized monument, located near the Jordan Valley Regional Council, was erected in memory of two policemen who were killed in an attack in 2009.

“It is very upsetting that a week before Yom Hazikaron extreme leftist anarchists and cowards are desecrating the honor of our finest soldiers who sacrificed their lives to defend Israel,” David Alhiani, head of the Jordan Valley Council, told Israel Hayom.

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