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Jerusalem: Fake Muslim Graves Removed after Arutz Sheva Report

Following Arutz Sheva's report that Muslims were 'planting' fake tombs to enlarge the Mamilla cemetery, the tombs were removed.
By Chezki Ezra and Gil Ronen
First Publish: 8/5/2010, 4:47 PM

Hezki Ezra

Following the exclusive Arutz Sheva report Wednesday morning that Muslims were enlarging the Mamilla cemetery with fake tombs, authorities removed the tombs by Wednesday evening.

Dozens of false tombs were “planted” just west of the cemetery, on land that is part of Independence Park (Gan HaAtzmaut) at city center. There were no graves beneath the tombs.

The fake tombs were removed by the Jerusalem Municipality and the Israel Lands Authority.

A municipality employee told Arutz Sheva that the faux graves were apparently part of a plan to have the Muslim Waqf submit a demand for the additional land to be placed under Muslim ownership.