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Eilat Police Hold 15 for Cemetery Desecration

Eilat police detained 60 Arabs and other non-Jews last night and held 15 for questioning today in the desecration of the Eilat cemetery yesterday. The local burial society reported that two tombstones were smashed, others defaced and a coffin set on fire. Police believe the desecration could have been the work of a mentally deranged person but more likely a deliberate act by anti-Jewish vandals. The local religious community observed a day of fast and prayer today on the orders of Chief Rabbi Shlomo Goren.