Mount of Olives Cemetery Vandalized
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Mount of Olives Cemetery Vandalized

The Jerusalem police are concentrating all available manpower on a search for the vandals who smashed 62 gravestones at the Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives over the weekend.

The destruction, apparently by men using heavy hammers, was discovered on Sunday. The Arab guard who reported it was promptly detained for questioning.

The graves are in the Kollel Polin section of the cemetery. The Kollel Polin Burial Society estimated the damage at $100,000.

No graffiti were found at the scene. There is an assumption, however, that the crime was committed by Arabs for nationalistic motives.