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Radical settlers destroy graves at Ma'man Allah cemetery in Jerusalem

Aug. 22, 2008 10:28 A.M. (Updated: Aug. 22, 2008 10:28 A.M.)
Jerusalem - Ma'an - Radical settlers damaged 20 graves and tombstones in Ma'man Allah cemetery just outside the Old City of Jerusalem on Thursday.

Damage to the cemetery was concentrated in four different areas, and reports say that the vandalism was done over the course of several days.

In a statement sent to Ma'an the Al-Aqsa Foundation for the Reconstruction of Islamic Holy Places said that they had collected information indicating extremist settler involvement in the destruction and desecration of the cemetery.

The Foundation is currently threatening to prosecute those responsible for the vandalism, saying that they hold Israel fully responsible for the damage to the ancient site.

The statement also said Israel has so far prevented the Al-Aqsa Foundation from fixing the disturbed graves.

The cemetery, according to the Foundation, is the oldest and largest cemetery in the region. According to studies a number of the Companions of the Prophet Muhammad, scholars and imams from the seventh century AD are buried at the site.

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