Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Egyptian article on the horrible state of Jewish cemeteries in Cairo

Egypt's El Watan News has an article about the poor state of historic Jewish cemeteries in Cairo.

It describes how tombstones and markers in a 120 dunum area have deteriorated due to neglect, being disintegrated by mold.

Hills of rubbish mixed with sewage, accumulate, wearing away the stones and erasing history. Grave robbers steal marble and stone from the sites. There are no fences or walls protecting the areas and area children  and youths hang out among the graves and the stray dogs.  Witnesses in the area say they see kids go to the graveyard to party, drink and take drugs.

Zeinab Abd al-Halhi, a resident of the area, says she saw Jews visit only three times in the last 15 years, under police protection.

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