Settlers Write Anti-Christian Graffiti On Jerusalem Church

31 May
2:38 PM

Friday May 31 2013, a number of Israeli settlers wrote anti-Christian graffiti on the back wall of a Christian Church, near the southern wall of the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem.The settlers wrote various vulgar and racist statements, including ‚ÄúChristians are slaves‚ÄĚ, ‚ÄúChristians are Monkeys‚ÄĚ, in addition to ‚ÄúPrice Tag‚ÄĚ.

Israeli police spokeswoman for Arab media, Loba Samri, stated that the settlers are also believed to be behind puncturing the tires of two vehicles parked near the church.

‚ÄúPrice Tag‚ÄĚ is a slogan the settlers use when attacking Palestinian property, churches and mosques.

The settlers believe that the Palestinians must pay the price every time Israeli removes an illegal settlement outpost. Dozens of attacks have been carried out by the settlers as part of their ‚ÄúPrice Tag‚ÄĚ assaults.

Such attacks also targeted Israeli leftist and peace groups as the settlers also blame them for any eviction of outposts.

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.

On Wednesday May 29 2013, extremist settlers punctured tires of a number of Palestinian vehicles in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, in occupied East Jerusalem, and wrote racist graffiti.

On Wednesday morning, May 29, a group of Israeli settlers invaded the Az-Beidat area, near the West Bank city of Tubas, burnt four cars and a tractor, and wrote racist graffiti.

On Monday at dawn, April 27 2013, settlers defaced 15 Palestinian cars, in Sheikh Jarrah, and punctured their tires.

On Friday, May 24, extremist settlers punctured tires of five vehicles near the Gilo Israeli settlement, illegally built on Palestinian lands near Beit Jala city, in the West Bank district of Bethlehem.

In September of 2012, 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, settlers burnt a local mosque in Jaba’ Palestinian village, in occupied East Jerusalem, defaced some of its walls, and wrote 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 ‚ÄúDeath to Christians‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúprice tag‚ÄĚ was found on the walls of the Baptist Narkis Street Congregation. Furthermore, residents of the area found their car tires slashed.

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