Swastikas Scrawled on Park Sign on Israel's Holocaust Day

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Swastikas were scrawled on a sign near the entrance to Tel Be'er Sheva National Park on Monday, Israel's Holocaust Remembrance Day.

The park manager, Oshra Gabay, arrived at work Tuesday to discover the swastikas, along with offensive terms such as whores, spray-painted on a sign along the entrance path to the park, near Tel Sheva. Gabay called the police, who sent a forensic investigation unit.

I arrived at the site at about 8 o'clock. At the beginning of the entrance path to the park is a Public Works Authority sign that directs people to the site. I saw that swastikas, with a few other curse words, had been scrawled on it in white spray paint, Gabay said. This is a World Heritage Site. Tourists and students come here every day.

The defaced Tel Be'er Sheva National Park sign.Credit: Israel Nature and Parks Authority

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