web analytics
June 30, 2015 / 13 Tammuz, 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
The new security fence is under construction along the Israel-Egypt border.
Israel to Extend Security Fence Along Eastern Border
Latest News Stories
The new security fence is under construction along the Israel-Egypt border.

Israel’s government approves new security fencing along its eastern border.

A wounded Israeli victim of a drive-by shooting terror attack near Shvut Rachel is brought to the Shaarei Tzedek hospital in Jerusalem.

The father of a critically injured victim of Monday’s road terror attack in Binyamin asks people to pray for his son.

Fishing in Ashdod

Some Chareidi men fishing on the beach, near the Ashdod port.

In memoriam.

Chabad-Lubavitch Rabbi Yekutiel Rapp, 66, is struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in Crown Heights.

Jews in Ukraine are without one of their life-saving Hatzolah ambulances after an arsonist targeted the vehicle Sunday.

Four Israelis hurt Monday night in a driveby terror attack by terrorists near Shvut Rachel.

Egypt’s Attorney General Hisham Barakat was assassinated Monday in a car bombing in Cairo.

The boat was boarded by Israel’s Shayetet 13 special forces after it refused to turn away from breaching the blockade on Gaza.

Rabbi Riskin is pleased and honored to continue to serve the residents of Efrat…

Some 1,000 rally Monday at the UNHRC offices in Geneva to show support for Israel.

If the wind blows in the wrong direction, Israelis will need gas masks to stay alive.

Israeli PM Netanyahu warns nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers is going from bad to “worse.”

The OU respects the process which led to the Obergefell decision, but prays religious liberty won’t be sacrificed.

Led by the Chief Rabbi of Turkey, Ishak Ibrahimzadeh, the Jewish community in Edirne host a public iftar meal.

With all the talk about Ashdod Port this morning, here are some photos of the port.

Israeli physician Dr. Yuval Rabinovich reviews possible reasons ‘why we have never met aliens.’

More Articles from Tazpit News Agency
Apple

Technology giants Apple will open 20 sale points in Israel over the coming months.

Living with Dignity Conference

The main issue of the seminar was the well-being of Holocaust survivors in Europe today.

UNRWA is “actively being counterproductive to a resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.”

Israeli athletes mark a successful day on Sunday, as gymnasts win multiple bronze and silver medals in the 2015 European Games in Baku.

Doctome, an Israeli medical start-up, is looking to change both how patients interact with their healthcare providers, and how people look to the internet for quick health advice.

The purpose of the “NGO bill” is to clamp down on illicit foreign intervention into Israel’s domestic policies under the guise of support for civilian organizations.

Rivlin stressed the flourishing relationship between Israel and Cyprus, which he attributed to the two countries’ deep understanding and shared values.

Syria’s ever-deepening civil war has for the first time put the country’s 800,000 strong population under threat of genocide by Islamic extremists.

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: