Police question Jewish youths who toppled headstones in the Beersheba War Cemetery in southern Israel
17 June 2017
TIMES OF ISRAEL — Three Jewish youths were arrested on Saturday after they were caught vandalizing the Beersheba War Cemetery in southern Israel, police said.
A passerby reported to police that the three — two minors aged 14 and 17, and another man aged 18 — were causing damage to tombstones in the graveyard, known locally as the Australian cemetery.
Police arrested the three, and took them to a nearby station for questioning. Pictures released by the police showed several headstones that had been toppled.
A police statement noted that the three suspects were Jewish, and that the cemetery served Christians, but did not indicate whether the incident was religiously motivated or not. […]