According to The Times of Israel more than 40 graves have been vandalized at the Mount of Olives cemetery. You may be able to access the short article here.
Jewish graves on the Mount of Olives. Photo by Ferrell Jenkins.
The western slope of the Mount of Olives is filled with Jewish graves. Numerous Moslem graves can be seen along the eastern wall of the Old City of Jerusalem. Our next photo shows many of the graves on the Mount of Olives and the Kidron Valley. Look along the wall of the Old City for Muslim graves, with a large number visible at the right of the photo (near the Lion Gate).
Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives. Photo by Ferrell Jenkins.
Vandalism of graves is not new. We have reported on vandalized graves in the Protestant Cemetery on Mount Zion here and here, and the Midras Ruins rolling stone tomb from the Roman period here.
We have also called attention to fake tombs near the Temple Mount here.
In either case, it is sad.
The Haas Promenade is fairly easy to reach from the Hebron Road (Derech Hevron) on the south side of Jerusalem. From there one has a beautiful view of the Old City of Jerusalem and the surrounding area. Those who know the city will enjoy this photo more than those who do not.
View of Jerusalem from the Haas Promenade. Photo by Ferrell Jenkins.
In this photo you can see the entirety of the southern wall of the Old City. From left to right notice the Church of the Dormition, the Dome of the Rock, the depression of the Kidron Valey, Mount Scopus, and the Mount of Olives. You can see the three towers of Olivet.
Because I have not been posting very much lately, and to show my appreciation for those of you who subscribe and continue to visit the blog, I have linked the image above to one large enough to use in PowerPoint presentations. I hope you and your viewers will enjoy.
As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds his people, from this time forth and forevermore. (Psalm 125:2 ESV)