The attacks of the Israeli settlers, who are living illegally in the occupied West Bank, are not limited to Arabs and Muslims only; these attacks reach to Christian holy places, where a number of extremist Israeli settlers sprayed anti-Christian graffiti on the entrance door of a monastery in Mount Zion in Jerusalem early Tuesday.
"Price-tag" and anti-Christian slogans were sprayed on the gate of the Monastery of Saint Francis, just outside of the old city of the occupied Jerusalem , Israeli police spokesman Mickey Rosenfeld said. Police have opened an investigation into the incident, which has nationalistic motives, Rosenfeld added.
"Jesus is a son of ............" "Jesus mother is ........" were also reportedly sprayed on the Christian site, Israeli media said.
In the recent months, Israeli settlers have carried out attacks in retaliation for Israeli government action against settlement expansion. Mosques and private Palestinian properties in the West Bank have been also targeted.
Last month, suspected Jewish extremists torched the wooden door of a Jerusalem monastery and sprayed "Jesus is a monkey" and other graffiti against the Christian religion in general. However, that incident is still under investigation, according to Israeli police.
In February, Jewish extremists spray-painted racist graffiti on a church in occupied East Jerusalem, marking the third incident since January 2012.
The graffiti included “Death to Christians,” and the phrase “price tag” was found on the walls of the Baptist Narkis Street Congregation. Furthermore, residents of the area found their car tires slashed.
This attack follows a similar such incidents, occurring on the same day in February, where the bilingual school Hand In Hand and the Monastery of the Cross were vandalized, also promoting violence against Christians.
"Price Tag" attacks have targeted mosques, Palestinian homes and Israeli military installations in the occupied West Bank.
An ancient mosque in Jerusalem was torched on Dec. 13, and sprayed with the Star of David, "price tag," "Muhammad is a pig" and "A good Arab is a dead Arab" in Hebrew.
Meanwhile, around 50 Israeli settlers and several Rabbis, protected by Israeli police and army, broke into al-Aqsa mosque yards on Tuesday, conducting Talmudic rituals on the occasion of the Jewish Sukkot holiday.
The Palestinians-48 website said that, settlers and soldiers have recently escalated their storming of the Aqsa mosque, while Palestinian worshippers are barred from entry or harassed at its gates.
Perhaps the international community overlooked that the Palestinian people, regardless of religion, are facing continuous Israeli terrorism aiming to create fear and anxiety within Palestinians, to steal their lands and homes.
Unfortunately, Israeli police and security know the aggressors very well, but turn a blind eye to them. Obviously, if any settler would be punished, his punishment will not exceed more than a few days in jail, and he might be allowed to sleep at his home.
Up to this day, dozens of mosques and churches have been assaulted, but nobody has been punished. However, if a Palestinian attacks a settler, of course less punishment for the Palestinian will be life imprisonment.
Palestinians in the West Bank will not remain victims forever, but many think to ignite a new intifada, so as to return back the stolen rights and put an end to the Israeli assault either army or settlers attacks on Palestinian properties both Christianity and Islam.
We have tried peace with Israel and did not get anything. We did not get neither a state nor our rights. Moreover, we are still called terrorists by Netanyahu and Lieberman governments. For this, the return to arming and military operations against Israel is one of the options that has not been dropped by the Palestinian people. Even so, the Palestinian political leadership is still counting on the political negotiations.
"We have liberated Gaza with the power of the resistance, therefore we do not mind to repeat the same scenario in the west so as to liberate it," residents of the occupied West Bank said.
For your information, about 500,000 Jews live in more than 120 settlements, built since Israel's 1967 occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem, the settlements are considered illegal under international law.
I think that the United States together with the international community should undertake a serious act before it is too late. Palestinians do not care anymore if they are called murderers or terrorists, but what they care about today is to respond to the attack by more than an assault.