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      Four Arrests Over Desecration of Graves

      Suspects aged 16-27 are believed to have smashed graves in Greek Orthodox cemetery.
      By Gil Ronen
      First Publish: 9/29/2013, 4:16 PM

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      Police from Jerusalem's David Precinct arrested four Jewish men, aged 17 to 26, on suspicion that they smashed 15 gravestones in the Greek Orthodox cemetery near David's Tomb.

      Police say the suspects used large rocks to smash the gravestones, and then ran away. Police patrolmen chased after them and caught them.

      Two of the youths arrested are currently under a distancing order from Judea and Samaria. All four were being brought to interrogation Sunday afternoon.

      In a separate incident, after midnight on Saturday night, two Jewish youths aged 14 and 16 were arrested on suspicion of causing damage to eight cars that were parked near the Tomb of Shimon Hatzadik (Simon the Righteous) in Jerusalem.

      The cars belong to Arabs who live in the neighborhood. The youths are suspected of causing light damage to the cars, by scratching them with a key, and apparently also with a screwdriver.

      They were arrested by detectives and volunteers from the Shalem station in Jerusalem. Police say they have not been cooperating with their questioners.

      The investigation has been transferred to the unit that specializes in Jewish nationalist crimes (the “Price Tag” unit) in Jerusalem District's Central Unit.