Settlers Occupy Monastery, Raise Israeli Flag

April 22, 2013 9:05 AM IMEMC & Agencies Holy sites, News Report, Ramallah 0

On Friday, April 19, a group of extremist Israeli settlers occupied a Christian Monastery in a Palestinian village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and raised an Israeli flag over it. Speaking to the Maan News Agency, Father Aziz Ra’ey stated that the setters forced their way into the monastery and the chapel in the Palestinian village of Taybeh, near Ramallah, and raised an Israeli flag.

The latest attack is part of what became repeated incidents of assaults and acts of desecration carried out by extremist Israeli settlers against Islamic and Christian holy sites, and graveyards, in different parts of occupied Palestine.

On December 12 2012, a number of extremist Israeli settlers wrote, on Wednesday at dawn, racist graffiti attacking Christianity and Jesus Christ on the walls of a monastery in occupied Jerusalem.

The graffiti written on the walls of the monastery included “Price Tag”, (a reference to the idea that Palestinians must all ‘pay a price’ for the dismantling of illegal settlement outposts by the Israeli military), and several insults against Jesus Christ.

The settlers also punctured the tires of three vehicles parked near the monastery.

In September of 2012, extremist Israeli settlers burnt the main gate of the Latrun Christian Monastery west of Jerusalem, and wrote racist graffiti against Jesus Christ and against Christianity.

On Tuesday at dawn, June 19: A number of extremist Israeli settlers burnt a local mosque in Jaba’ Palestinian village, in occupied East Jerusalem, and defaced some of its walls.

Local sources reported that the settlers wrote racist graffiti on some of the walls of the mosque, including the “Price Tag” graffiti.

On February 20, 2012, settlers spray-painted racist graffiti on a church in occupied East Jerusalem in the third such incident since January 2012.

The graffiti also 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.

Wednesday January 4th 2012, settlers set fire to two Palestinian trucks and spray-painted anti-Arab, racist graffiti.

In February, the bilingual school Hand In Hand and the Monastery of the Cross were vandalized, and graffiti promoting violence against Christians was found on its wall.

On December of 2011, the settlers carried out four attacks against mosques in several parts of the occupied West Bank, and set ablaze five Palestinian cars near the central West Bank city of Ramallah.

In an attack targeting several mosques, the settlers spray-painted slogans including ‘Price Tag’. They also burnt copies of the Quran.

In mid-December of 2010, a group of fanatic Israeli settlers burnt a mosque in Borqa village, east of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and wrote racist graffiti on its walls.

The attack came only one day after a similar arson attempt targeted the historic mosque of Okasha in Jerusalem. Before setting parts of the mosque ablaze, the settlers spray-painted racist graffiti targeting the Palestinians and the Muslim prophet.

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