Vandals Deface Israeli Monastery paint Anti Christian Graffiti in Jerusalem
Christian monastery near Jerusalem vandalized, door set on fire The incident, suspected to be a 'price tag' attack, follows the recent evacuation of Migron, a settlement in the West Bank; among graffiti found: 'Jesus is a monkey.' The door of a Christian monastery in Latrun, near Jerusalem, was set on fire on Tuesday morning, and anti-Christian slogans were found spray-painted on the monastery's walls. The arson and graffiti are suspected to be a "price tag" attack, following the recent evacuation of Migron, a settlement outpost in the West Bank. Monks residing at the monastery noticed the burning door on Tuesday morning, and called police after extinguishing the flames. Graffiti sprayed on the monastery walls included the words "Migron," and "Jesus is a monkey." One of the monks that resides at the monastery claimed that the acts of vandalism and arson are the first such acts of their kind in the monastery's 122 year history. The Jerusalem Police's central unit has opened an investigation into the incident. Baruch Marzel, a right-wing activist, connected the attack to the evacuation of Migron. "We said that evacuating Migron could fan the flames. There's an entire community that feels very bitter," said Marzel. "Price tag" attacks are generally carried out by West Bank settlers and their supporters against Palestinian targets, often in retaliation for moves against settlements Israel's Reform movement leader denounced the attack. "The attack on the monastery is <b>...</b>
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