A Muslim cemetery in the village of Kifl Halith near Ariel was vandalized early Friday morning by a group of Jewish worshippers who had come to pray at the nearby grave of Yehoshua Bin-Nun.
The vandals spray-painted the slogan "Death to Arabs" on some graves and broke others. A total of 10 tombstones were desecrated.
According to the IDF, the guilty individuals were an anomaly among the group of some 1,300 worshippers that had come to pray at the rabbi's grave. Most, the army stressed, behaved in a manner "appropriate to a holy place."
I hope that the guilty parties are caught and punished to the full extent of the law. I am pleased that the ADL and other Jewish groups have promptly condemned this hate crime, and for my part these thugs have absolutely no place in the Jewish community. They are an embarassment to my religion, and should be treated as nothing more.