Jews desecrate mosque with Hebrew graffiti in northern Israeli city of Haifa
June 09, 2010
MENACING Hebrew graffiti was found on a mosque outside the Israeli city of Haifa today, a religious foundation said, amid rising threats against leaders of the country's Arab minority.
The Al Aqsa Foundation for Religious Endowments and Heritage distributed pictures of the graffiti, calling the vandalism a "great and reprehensible crime" and demanding that Israeli authorities investigate it.
The graffiti, sprayed on the outside of the mosque and accompanied by the star of David, reads "slated for demolition" and "there will be a war for Judaea and Samaria" the biblical name of the occupied West Bank.
The police were not immediately available for comment.
The incident comes as leaders of Israel's 1.3 million-strong Palestinian minority have come under attack for their support of a Gaza aid flotilla seized by the Israeli navy in international waters after a deadly confrontation in which naval commandos shot dead nine activists.
Haneen Zuabi, an Arab member of the Israeli parliament, received death threats and was accused of being a traitor by fellow lawmakers after taking part in the six-ship flotilla that aimed to break Israel's blockade of Gaza.
Ahmed Tibi, another Arab MP who did not take part in the flotilla, has also received death threats.
The Al Aqsa Foundation linked the desecration of the mosque to the "atmosphere of hatred and racism against Arabs and Muslims in this country on the official and popular level."
The foundation is linked to the radical wing of the Islamic Movement led by Sheikh Raed Salah, who was also on one of the ships.
Israel's Arab citizens, who make up nearly 20 percent of the population, are the descendants of Palestinians who remained in the Jewish state following the 1948 war that attended its creation.
“Menacing Hebrew Graffiti” Oh My God is such a thing possible ? Hey when the Jews start shooting babies with sniper shooters and firing rockets into Kindergartens or sending Homocide Bomberes to blow up Gaza Taxis, Busses, Shopping Malls and Coffee Shops let me know, until then tell someone who cares.
Why are any Arabs permitted in Israel at all, let alone to sit in Israel’s Parliament? the Muslim mindset is a proven retrograde neanderthal ideology why would Israeli’s tolerate such a barbaric backward mindset?