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Yeshiva Students in Custody for Tombstone Vandalism

pJerusalem police on Sunday afternoon, 24 Tishrei 5774 arrested four yeshiva students, 17-26-year-old, for allegedly smashing fifteen matzeivos in the Christian-Greek Cemetery in the Kever Dovid complex on Har Tzion in the Old City.

Maariv reports the suspects in custody are talmidim from the nearby Diaspora Yeshiva.

Police seem to have spotted some of them while in the act, chasing after them. Two of the suspects in custody are described “hilltop youths” who were distanced from Yehuda and Shomron by administrative order.

The suspects are being questioned at this time. No additional information is being released.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

2 Responses

  1. Diaspora Yeshiva is strictly for baalei tshuva, many of them with serious issues. We see that such acts of vandalism are not purely the realm of Sikrikim.

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