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UK Consul General visits vandalised cemetery in Jerusalem
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Sir Vincent Fean calls the Israeli authorities to arrest and persecute those responsible for the cemetery vandalism
The British Consul General in Jerusalem Sir Vincent Fean visited today for the second time the Protestant Cemetery in Mount Zion with the British Ambassador in Tel Aviv Mathew Gould and representatives from the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany. His first visit was to see the vandalism that took place on Sept 30th where 23 graves were desecrated including destruction of crosses. Vandals returned to the cemetery on the night of Nov 8th and desecrated several more graves including that of a British soldier.
Consul General in Jerusalem Sir Vincent Fean and Ambassador to Israel Matthew Gould said:
“Today we visited the Protestant Cemetery in Mount Zion with representatives from the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Tel Aviv. Very sadly, the graves have been desecrated again, for the second time in a few weeks. Crosses were broken and graves damaged. We have asked the Israeli authorities to bring those criminals responsible to justice. Jerusalem must remain a city where the three great faiths are bound together in peaceful co-existence.”