web analytics
August 30, 2015 / 15 Elul, 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post


IDF Soldiers Clean Up Desecrated Hebron Monument

During a Passover tour, participants were shocked to see the monument of Joshua Salome desecrated with black spray paint.
The desecrated Monument of Yehoshua Salome.

The desecrated Monument of Yehoshua Salome.
Photo Credit: Tazpit News Agency

The monument after IDF soldiers cleaned it up.

The monument after IDF soldiers cleaned it up. Photo: Tazpit New Agency

Shimshon Battalion soldiers, posted in Hebron, on Sunday, Israel’s Memorial day, cleaned up a monument in memory of a Jew who were murdered in Hebron in 1980. The monument is situated in the city Casbah, an area of shops and Cafés that’s off-limits to Jews nowadays. After cleaning up the monument, which had been defaced by Arabs, the soldiers lit a memorial candle.

The Casbah in Hebron has been closed to Jews in recent years. But in consideration of the fact that there are many houses and property inside the Casbah which belong to the Sephardic Jewish community “Magen Avot,” to Chabad Lubavitch and to the Jewish families, such as the Hausmans, that built their home in Hebron more than a century ago, the army permits a guided tour of the area every Saturday.

During a Passover tour, participants were shocked to see the monument of Joshua Salome desecrated with black spray paint, to the point where it was very difficult to read the inscription.

Joshua Salome grew up in an assimilated environment in Denmark, came to Israel as part of the Bnei Akiva training, and studied at the Hesder Yeshiva Nir in Kiryat Arba.

Thirty-three years ago, as he was walking among the stalls in the Hebron market (which back then was still open to everyone) to buy fruits for Tu Bishvat, Joshua was attacked and murdered by one Ibrahim Mahmoud Mohamed from Yeta village.

It was one of the first murders of a Jew in Hebron since the massacre of sixty-seven Jews in 1929.

Following the murder of Joshua Salome, then Defense Minister Ezer Weizman passed a resolution to establish a Jewish settlement in Hebron.

Wide public debate was aroused after Joshua’s kidneys had been transplanted into the body of a pro-terrorist Arab woman.

The terrorist who killed Joshua Salome was released as part of a gesture of good will by Shimon Peres.

Because the Casbah is barred to Israeli citizens, the monument had been standing dishonored until last Sunday.

The Jewish community of Hebron told Tazpit it was grateful to the IDF soldiers for the fine gesture.

About the Author:


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

2 Responses to “IDF Soldiers Clean Up Desecrated Hebron Monument”

  1. Geoff Klein says:

    The terrorist who killed Joshua Salome was released as part of a gesture of good will by Shimon Peres.

    the above is why israel must no longer be ruled by non g-d fearing jews.

  2. Geoff Klein says:

    The terrorist who killed Joshua Salome was released as part of a gesture of good will by Shimon Peres.

    the above is why israel must no longer be ruled by non g-d fearing jews.

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
IDF soldiers on patrol in Samaria. (file)
Terror Attack Near Kedumim
Latest News Stories
IDF soldiers on patrol in Samaria. (file)

Palestinian Arab terrorists have shot and wounded an Israeli driver on the road near Kedumim.

A brush fire was prevented from becoming a wildfire in the Galilee region.

Firefighters in Galilee were able to stop a brush fire on Sunday from spreading into a wildfire.

Aqsa Mahmood, a nice Glasgow Muslim woman who turned jihadist and joined the ISIS.

An Israeli woman has allegedly flown to Turkey to cross the border into Syria to join ISIS.

Italian Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi (3R) speaks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (3L) during their meeting at Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy .

PM Netanyahu told Italian PM Renzi during weekend talks in Florence Israel does not object to a “civilian” nuclear program in Iran.

The car headed towards a group of four soldiers in Hebron, striking one.

The ruler of the Principality of Monaco, Prince Albert II, on Thursday issued a formal apology for his country’s role in deporting Jews to Nazi death camps during World War II.

Speaking to Jewish leaders and the American Jewish community on Friday afternoon, President Barack Obama said he’s had arguments with the Israeli leadership because he considers them his friends.

She denies that her criticism of Republicans wanting to put immigrants in “boxcars” was a reference to the Holocaust.

Iranian President Rouhani said Saturday the parliament should not vote on the nuclear deal so that it will not become a legal obligation.

The airport workers; committees new excuse to shut down the airport is to hold a solidarity strike with the Israel Broadcasting Authority.

The daily also accuses the US of being the “biggest settlement country” that “enslaves millions of Hispanics.”

Swiss Ambassador Portrays U.S. and Iran as doves of peace defecating on Netanyahu.

He will arrive Sunday and will be “updated on strategic issues,” meaning Iran.

The boundary, enabling Jewish students to carry on Shabbat, will be made of plastic “lechies” on utility poles.

The café opened in 1939 and was closed n 1949.

A growing number of Arabs in Gaza are calling on people to burn down Hamas institutions.

More Articles from Tazpit News Agency
New street in Jerusalem names after Moshe Krausz, who saved thousands of Jews in the Holocaust.

Moshe Krausz died alone and almost forgotten despite his saving more Jews than Schindler and Kasztner combined.

Tzitzit, a garment worn by religious Jews drying on a clothing line.

The Islamic Waqf reportedly threatens a “disturbance” at the Temple Mount over Jewish clothing.

Another groom arrested on his wedding day on the Temple Mount

Arabs threw 3 firebombs at the Jewish town…

Both soldiers are still listed in serious condition.

Following surgery, both are on respirators and unconscious.

Arabs threw 2 firebombs at bus #160 in Gush Etzion on Tuesday evening. No injuries or damage were reported, but the road was temporarily blocked by a wall of fire. In the Shomron, Arabs threw a firebomb at an unmanned pillbox, from a passing car.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/idf-soldiers-clean-up-desecrated-hebron-monument/2013/04/18/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: