GRAFFITI PRAISING HITLER SPRAYED AT HOLOCAUST MUSEUM
June 11, 2012 – 17:09 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net – Israel’s Holocaust memorial has been daubed with
graffiti saying “Thank you Hitler”, in a suspected attack by Jewish
religious extremists, Sky News reported.
The words were sprayed in Hebrew at the entrance to Yad Vashem in
Jerusalem, provoking outrage from the Israeli government.
“This is an escalation and an unprecedented crossing of red lines,”
Minister Yuli Edelstein said, describing the attack as a “spit in
the face of Holocaust victims”.
Other graffiti at the site said: “Only because of the Holocaust did we
receive a state from the UN. If Hitler hadn’t existed, the Zionists
would have created him” and “Wake up Jews, the cynical evil regime
does not protect us it only endangers us”.
The references to the Holocaust and Zionism appear to reflect the
views of a small section of ultra-orthodox Jews who believe the State
of Israel was created in violation of religious doctrine.
They claim Israel can only exist when the “messiah” comes and oppose
“Zionism” as an abomination.
Yad Vashem is a memorial, a museum and research centre, commemorating
the six million Jews who were murdered during the Holocaust.
The chairman of the museum, Avner Shalev, said the Hebrew writing and
the content of the slogans led him to believe that Jewish extremists
were responsible. “We are shocked by this expression of burning hatred
against Zionism and Zionists,” he said.
Israeli police are investigating the graffiti attack and reviewing
security camera footage at the site.