Skip to comments.Unlikely Alliance in Hevron's 'War of Graffiti' Jewish and Arab residents of Hevron
Posted on 02/06/2013 3:28:03 PM PST by Nachum
In a joint effort and rare demonstration of unity, Jewish and Arab residents of Hevron are beginning to repaint the city walls that have been desecrated and profaned with derogatory graffiti for over a decade.
Jewish residents, Israeli police and local Arabs are coming together in this highly contentious area in an effort to restore and repair the city to its undefiled state, before anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim graffiti came to be one of its most notable traits, Israels Hebrew daily Maariv reported.
Following the barrage of Arab attacks in 2001, which reached its peak when an Arab sniper killed 10-month-old infant Shalhevet Pass at the entrance to Hevrons Avraham Avinu neighborhood, the Israeli political and military leadership decided to isolate the Jewish community and close Arab shops in an effort to safeguard the small Jewish population from the continuous onslaught.
In the proceeding years, graffiti, against Jews and Muslims alike, has come to conceal the beauty and allure of the ancient city and area surrounding the Cave of the Patriarchs.
(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...
Wonder if this would work on the South Side of Chicago
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