(In another recent settler attack on the Christian faith just outside Jerusalem, a renowned Trappist monastery in Latrun was defaced with anti-Christian graffiti stating “Jesus is a monkey”. Well, … which is it? Is Jesus a monkey or a bastard? Or is he a bastard monkey? Or a monkey bastard? I find religion far too complicated these days.)
Radical Jewish settlers vandalized a Christian church outside of Jerusalem, spray-painting “Jesus is a bastard” and “price tag” on its outer door. Such attacks have been on the rise despite police promises to curb hate crimes in the Holy Land.
The blue graffiti denigrating the central figure to the Christian religion was scrawled on the door of the Franciscan Convent near the Dormition Abbey Church early on Tuesday. It was removed soon after.
The Dormition Abbey Church, located on Mount Zion just outside the walls of the Old City, is believed by many Christians to be the site where the Virgin Mary died…
“What took place is that a church on Mount Zion was targeted. On it was written graffiti against Christianity, and ‘price tag,’ and now we’re investigating the incident,” police spokesman Mickey Rosenfeld told AFP.
The term “price tag” is used to denote crimes carried out against local Palestinians or Israeli security forces in retaliation for any actions taken to curb settlement expansion….
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