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Video: Arab Vandalizes Cave of Machpelah Mezuza

Security footage clearly shows the vandal in action.
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 8/5/2013, 11:44 AM

A six-second video clip shows an Arab Muslim youth in the act of vandalizing the mezuzah at the Cave of Machpelah, or Cave of Patriarchs, in Hevron.

The vandalism took place in the course of the Sabbath.

The video appears on the Facebook page of Baruch Marzel, a veteran nationalist activist and a resident of Hevron.

"Watch the Arab 'youth' vandalizing mezuzot at the Cave of Machpelah in Hevron and being caught on camera,” Marzel wrote. “This is a 'price tag' operation if ever there was one. But neither Peres nor Bibi nor the chief rabbis are denouncing it.”

The term “price tag” is used in reference to anti-Muslim vandalism which is believed to have been carried out by Jews. Such incidents receive high profile media coverage and have, in some cases, elicited responses and even condolence visits from President Shimon Peres, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and the chief rabbis.

As Marzel points out, vandalism against Jews receives almost no attention from the press or the government.