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More than 30 Christian gravestones destroyed in Jerusalem cemetery

by Alex Collett

The Jerusalem Protestant Cemetery has been attacked, with more than 30 Christian graves damaged as a result.

According to Israeli police, CCTV footage revealed two men hurling marble crosses at gravestones in the cemetery located in The Jerusalem University College on Mount Zion on Sunday.

The former Bishop of Jerusalem, Samuel Gobat, is just one of many Christian figures who is buried there. There are also British Commonwealth War graves, as well as those from the First World War and Second World War.

In a statement, Oliver Hersey, the president of the university, said: "The Mount Zion Police Department is working with staff at Jerusalem University College to identify two young men caught on security cameras throwing large pieces of marble crosses at headstones, in an effort to restore peace and safety to those residing in the Mount Zion community."

Israeli police have launched an investigation.

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