Israelis held as Jerusalem Christian graves vandalised
JERUSALEM (AFP) - Police on Sunday caught four young Israelis red-handed as they vandalised Christian tombstones in a cemetery in the holy city of Jerusalem, a spokesman said.
"Four Israeli Jews aged between 17 and 26, including two from settlements in the West Bank, were arrested as they broke tombstones in a Christian cemetery on Mount Sion," spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told AFP.
He said 15 tombstones were vandalised in the graveyard near the Old City.
Spokesman Rosenfeld said police were pursuing two lines of inquiry - that the attack was "a criminal incident motivated by nationalism" or that it was a "hate crime".