The stenciled graffiti says "This is Palestine." A total of 10 such graffiti markings were made – five inside the well and five outside it. The IDF and the Civil Administration showed up relatively quickly after the graffiti was discovered and removed it.
The Avraham Avinu Spring is adjacent to the Cave of Patriarchs and the Avraham Avinu neighborhood, and attracts dozens of Jews daily. It was cleaned and spruced up about a month ago, in honor of the Sabbath Torah portion named after Sarah the Matriarch.