Arab League Upset Over Cemetery

Israel committed a “heinous crime” in the Mamilla cemetery, a high ranking official in the Arab League accuses. Graves were fake.

Gil Ronen , | updated: 5:53 PM

 Fake Cemetery in Jerusalem
Fake Cemetery in Jerusalem
Hezki Ezra

The Arab League Assistant Secretary General for Palestinian Affairs Mohamed Sobeih on Saturday condemned the digging up of what he said were Muslim graves in Jerusalem's Mamillah cemetery by Israeli authorities.

According to a report filed from Cairo by Chinese news agency Xinhua, the cemetery “includes the graves of the companions of Prophet Mohammed” and “is the biggest and oldest graveyard in the Palestinian lands.”

The report completely ignored the facts reported by Arutz Sheva in an exclusive feature: the tombstones were brand-new constructions and were being faked, in an attempt to grab some land from Independence Park (Gan HaAtzmaut).  

Sobeih told reporters: "The Arab League is closely following up this heinous crime when Israel has planned to establish a museum of tolerance instead of the cemetery."

"Israel is destroying the Muslims' graves when Arabs are restoring the Jewish ones everywhere in the world," he added.

It is not clear what Jewish graves Sobeih was talking about. At least as far as Israel is concerned, Arabs have been very busy defiling Jewish tombs in recent years. These include the Tomb of the Patriarchs, Joseph's Tomb, the Tombs of Joshua and Caleb, and many synagogues.