In two recent instances, parents who buried children in Yerushalayim’s Har Hamenuchos cemetery forty years ago could no longer find the kevorim.
A worker of the chevrah kadisha in charge of the section admitted to one mother that the plot was refurbished.
Maps indicated that graves in the plot were on sale to overseas clients priced at over $15,000 apiece. Bentzi Oiring, head of the Zaka organization, reportedly investigated and found that children’s graves were moved for this purpose.
The chevrah kadisha denied the assertion, saying that damage to a specific child’s matzeivah was due to a contractor’s carelessness and that it would be repaired.