Tuesday Sep 04, 201212:35 PM GMT
Suspected Israeli settlers torch monastery in al-Quds
A priest gestures between graffiti reading in Hebrew, "Jesus monkey" (L) and "mutual guarantee, Ramat Migron and Maoz Ester" (West Bank settlements), which was sprayed on the wall of the Christian Catholic Latrun monastery on September 4, 2012.
A priest gestures between graffiti reading in Hebrew, "Jesus monkey" (L) and "mutual guarantee, Ramat Migron and Maoz Ester" (West Bank settlements), which was sprayed on the wall of the Christian Catholic Latrun monastery on September 4, 2012.
Tue Sep 4, 2012 12:32PM
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Extremist Israeli settlers have burned the doors of a Christian monastery near al-Quds (Jerusalem) and wrote anti-Christian slogans on its walls.


The attack on Trappist Monastery in Latrun, in Ayalon Valley took place on Tuesday.

“The name of the unauthorized Migron settlement, which was cleared following a court order on Sunday, was scrawled on the well known Latrun Monastery, alongside the words "Jesus is a monkey," Israeli police said.

Earlier on June 19, suspected extremist Israeli settlers torched a mosque and sprayed graffiti on its walls in the occupied West Bank.

The assailants wrote on the walls in Hebrew, “The war has begun” and “Pay the price,” according to a resident.

In recent years, extremist Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank have often assaulted Palestinians and vandalized their property under the so-called “price tag” policy. However, the Tel Aviv regime rarely detains the assailants.

On June 11, Israeli settlers damaged several Palestinian cars in East al-Quds.

The extremists say the “price tag” attacks are carried out against any Israeli policy "to reduce the presence of settlers and settlements on occupied Palestinian land in the West Bank and East al-Quds."

More than half a million Israelis live in over 120 illegal settlements built since the 1967 Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and East al-Quds.

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