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  4/21/2013, Iyar 11, 5773

Yossi Shuk Memorial Desecrated Again


Arabs used burnt oil to blacken a memorial to 2005 shooting victim Yossi Shuk near the Judean Jewish community of Beit Chagai over the weekend. Prior vandalism of the site has also involved burnt oil, as well as spray paint as well as attempted arson. The desecration was discovered on Saturday, after which, residents of Beit Chagai held a demonstration against the ineffectiveness of security forces to prevent vandalism against the memorial. At the end of the rally, two of the residents were detained for questioning by police on suspicion of disorder. They were released but one was banned from going near the site for a number of days.

Meir Dana-Picard of the Beit Chagai secretariat told Arutz Sheva that the leadership of the Hevron-area community must now meet to decide its next steps, which include demanding that the military put all the means at its disposal to catch the vandals. He said he told a deputy police commander at the scene that security forces must treat the incident as terror in the same way that they treat the so-called "price tag" vandalism against Arab and leftist targets.