Cyprus gets a hoax “monument”

Cyprus and Israel’s defence ministers unveiled a monument on Wednesday, honouring children of Holocaust survivors whose passage to Israel went through the island more than half a century ago.

Israeli minister Moshe Ya’alon arrived in the morning in what was a historic first official visit by an Israeli Minister of Defence to the Cyprus, as part of boosting Cyprus-Israel Friendship ties.

Ya’alon later visited the military Camp of Lieutenant General Vasiliou Kapota – former British Military Hospital (BMH) in Nicosia – where the monument was unveiled. It has been erected in honour of the children of Holocaust survivors, for whom Cyprus had become a transit place for their passage to Israel.



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