Arutz Sheva Staff – June 1, 2017
A model of the largest Ark of the Covenant, the largest such model in the world, donated to the residents of Jerusalem, was demolished by vandals Thursday morning.
One person has been arrested in connection with the incident.
The building and setting up of the model of the Ark of the Covenant was conceived, constructed, and donated to the residents of the city of Jerusalem by Filipina businesswoman Grace Gupana, a resident of the Philippines and a lover of Israel. The Ark, she said, was created for all believers of all faiths, especially the residents of Jerusalem and the State of Israel, in the hope that the Ark would serve as a powerful testimony against those who do not believe in the Bible.
Gupana said that the model of the Ark of the Covenant was first unveiled in Jerusalem during the Jerusalem Day March in 2013.
She said that she was “shocked, pained and saddened about the vandalism and destruction of the Ark model,” and that “the punishment of those who destroyed the model of the Ark of the Covenant will come from God.”