Police Arrest Woman for Desecration of Grave of IDF Soldier

19 May, 2020   |   2 weeks ago

The police on Monday evening arrested a woman who is suspected of desecrating the grave of IDF soldier Amit Ben Yigal, who was killed in action last Tuesday.

The police stated it had arrested a 41-year-old woman from Rishon Lezion who apparently attempted to dig up Ben Amit’s body on Thursday night.

A security camera at a nearby construction site documented her actions. She reportedly left a note behind regarding Ben Yigal’s pending resurrection.

The IDF clarified that “the honor of the dead was not desecrated.”

The grave was sealed the same night and the Golani Brigade, of which Ben Yigal was a member, posted a guard.

The suspect was taken for questioning at the Ramla police station and will be brought to a hearing in her case in the Magistrate’s Court later in the day.

Police said the “investigation is ongoing.”