The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem said that extremist Israeli Jews have desecrated a Christian cemetery near the occupied city of Jerusalem.â€śPeople attacked and desecrated the cemetery in Beit Jamal, west of Jerusalem, and destroyed crosses,â€ť Latin Bishop of Jerusalem William Shomali told Vatican Radio.
He noted that Israeli police are still investigating the incident.
â€śAll we know is that the attackers are extremist Jews living in the same area,â€ť he said, noting that â€śthis has happened several times in the past and the attackers were from amongst the Jews in the area.â€ť
Shomali pointed out, according to Days of Palestine, that such attacks have been increasing, and stressed the â€śurgentâ€ť need for the police to search and find the perpetrators, â€śwho continue attacking churches, cemeteries, monasteries and other Christian symbols.â€ť
The bishop insisted that the extremists are known to Israeli security services. â€śAs such, we call on the police to be more serious in bringing them to justice.â€ť