JERUSALEM — Vandals spray-painted anti-Zionist graffiti at Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial, its chairman said Monday, suggesting radical ultra-Orthodox Jews were to blame.
The anti-Zionist graffiti was painted at 12 spots across the memorial compound, including a slogan that read, “Hitler, thank you for the Holocaust,” ”Jews, wake up, the evil Zionist regime doesn’t protect us, it jeopardizes us,“ and, ”If Hitler hadn’t existed, the Zionists would have invented him.”
“We are shocked and dazed by this callous expression of burning hatred against the Zionists and Zionism,” said Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev. “This unprecedented act crosses a red line.”
He suggested that ultra-Orthodox radicals were responsible, noting the slogans were written in excellent Hebrew handwriting and one was signed “world ultra-Orthodox Jewry.”
It’s unclear how the culprits broke into the memorial, which is guarded 24 hours a day.
Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the case was under investigation…
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