‘I Would Have Blown Up Knesset if I Could’
Police on Tuesday arraigned 31-year-old Elhanan Estrovich, a resident of Bnei Brak, for spray painting anti- Zionist hate slogans on the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum on June 11, as well as similar vandalism attacks on Ammunition Hill and the Jordan Valley.
During the police investigation of Estrovich, the young haredi man said that he would have blown up the Knesset, the courts and IDF bases if he could.
Police arrested four haredi suspects from Jerusalem, Ashdod and Bnei Brak on suspicion of spray painting anti-Zionist hate slogans at the Yad Vashem last month. The suspects, members of Natorei Karta, were found in possession of large amounts of texts condemning Zionism and Israel; PLO flags; and paint. Texts suspected to be incitement to hatred were also found on computers. Natorei Karta is a small but vocal, extreme anti-Zionist sect, which believes that the founding of the State of Israel, without specific divine intervention, was a sin.