Memorial of Slain Israeli Leader Defaced

Posted October 14th, 2011 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
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Israeli police say a man has defaced a memorial to slain Israeli leader Yitzhak Rabin, days after officials announced a prison swap deal to release a captured Israeli soldier.

Police say the memorial in Tel Aviv was splattered with paint and had the words “price tag” scrawled across it.

Officials say a 27-year-old man was detained in connection with the vandalism.

They say the act may be a response to a deal which will see the Islamist group Hamas release a captive Israeli soldier in exchange for 1,000 Palestinians prisoners.

Rabin was assassinated at peace rally in 1995.