09.10.2011 11.Tischrei. 5772
President calls defacement of two Jaffa cemeteries a 'criminal act' and calls on law authorities to bring the perpetrators to justice; activists plan a demonstration at the sites later Saturday.
Israeli President Shimon Peres condemned on Saturday the defacement of Muslim and Christian cemeteries in Jaffa, calling the act "a criminal act that dishonors us and is opposed to the ethical values of Israeli society." In a statement released by the president's office, Peres called on law authorities to do "their utmost" to catch the criminals and bring them to justice as soon as possible.
The cemeteries were desecrated on Friday, the eve of Yom Kippur, when headstones were smashed and racist slogans were spray-painted on graves. The two cemeteries, one Muslim and the other Christian, were vandalized by graffiti that said “Death to the Arabs”, and “Price Tag”, Channel 10 reported….