JERUSALEM (JTA) — Students from an Israeli high school who visited the site of the former Auschwitz concentration camp said they will apologize after a member of their delegation spray-painted graffiti on a wall at the site.
The graffiti discovered in recent days on the wall of a cell block included the date of the visit, the name of the school and a Star of David, Ynet reported. Photos of the graffiti have been circulating on social media in recent days, according to reports.
The school identified in the graffiti, Ort Rogozin in Migdal HaEmek, sent a delegation of 80 students to visit the site late last month.
“We are outraged by this incident, and we will handle it with all due gravity,” the school said in a statement. “We’ve established a special inquiry team, and we will take action based on the findings.”
תיעוד מזעזע: כך השחיתו תלמידים ישראלים קירות במחנות השמדה בפולין https://t.co/BoUZJZ2CDn | @OmriBarak pic.twitter.com/qwUdAYSvGl — חדשות 2 (@Channel2News) September 18, 2017