Jerusalem to build 9/11 memorial

Thursday, February 07, 2008 |  by Staff Writer

Israel's Interior Ministry this week publicized plans to construct in Jerusalem a memorial statue to the victims of the September 11, 2001 Islamic terrorist attacks on the United States.

The statue will be situated in Jerusalem's Valley of the Cedars. Work on the memorial is expected to begin later this year.

Nine other Israeli towns have already constructed monuments remembering the thousands of Americans killed in the attacks on New York City's World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the downing of United flight 93 over Pennsylvania.

By contrast, much of the Arab world continues to view the 9/11 attacks as a great achievement for Islam in its battle against the Judeo-Christian West. In the immediate aftermath of the attacks, Palestinian Arabs in eastern Jerusalem and throughout the Palestinian Authority-controlled territories held mass celebrations, passing out candies to children while joyously chanting anti-America slogans.

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