Ultra-Orthodox man arrested for smashing tiles at King David’s Tomb
Suspect defaces sacred Jerusalem site in misguided effort to improve marital prospects.
Police arrested a young ultra-Orthodox man last week after he was caught using a hammer to smash centuries-old painted wall tiles at King David’s Tomb in Jerusalem. He told police he did so because an older friend had advised him that “the tiles were stopping his prayers from reaching the tomb.” The man said he was hoping that his prayers for a bride would be answered.
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