4 Neturei Karta Members Confess To Vandalizing Yad Vashem
The arrests of the four adult members of the notorious anti-Zionist haredi sect were announced this morning.
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
Early this morning, Israel Police announced the arrests of four adult haredi men from the notorious anti-Zionist Neturei Karta sect for painting antisemitic and anti-Zionist graffiti on Yad Vashem, Israel’s national Holocaust memorial and museum earlier this month. The men were arrested by the elite central unit of the Judea and Samaria district police.
Police say the men are from Jerusalem, Bnei Brak and Ashdod and admitted to committing the vandalism. They also admitted to committing other acts of vandalism of national monuments in the greater Jerusalem area.
Police found seditious material during a search of the suspects’ homes and computers, along with material meant to incite hatred and a quantity of PLO flags.
The men vandalized Yad Vashem with spray painted hate slogans and vandalized the Ammunition Hill war memorial on Yom HaZikaron, the day Israel commemorates its war dead.
One slogan spray painted on Yad Vashem read, “If Hitler hadn’t existed, the Zionists would have invented him.”
Another read, “Thanks Hitler for the wonderful Holocaust you organized for us! Only because of you we received a state.”
A third read, “Jews, wake up, the evil regime does not protect us, it only endangers us.”
"Israel is the secular Auschwitz of the Sephardic Jewry," read another.
One slogan was signed, “World Haredi Jewry.”
In total, ten slogans were spray painted in Yad Vashem’s Warsaw Ghetto Square and on the Deportees Memorial located next to a cattle car used by the Nazis to transport Jews to the gas chambers.
[Hat Tip: Seymour.]