Jerusalem: Settlers Suspected in Defacing of Greek Monastery

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Jerusalem: Settlers Suspected in Defacing of Greek Monastery

(source) Vandals have spray-painted “Death to Christianity” and “Jesus, son of a whore” on a Greek Orthodox monastery in Jerusalem.

The overnight attack on the Monastery of the Cross was the latest in a series of vandalisms of Christian holy sites. Extremist Jews sympathetic to Israel’s settlement movement are suspected.

Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said Wednesday the vandals also sprayed “price tag” on the monastery’s outer wall — a form of retribution settlers and their sympathizers use in retaliation for acts they consider to be pro-Palestinian.

Extremists have carried out similar “price tag” attacks on other churches, mosques and Israeli military bases.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denounced the defacing of the church.

Israel has 155,000 Christian citizens, less than 2 percent of its nearly 8 million people.


  1. Two weeks ago soldiers shot a Christian Pakestinian baby in the head; now death to Chrustians is being written once again. So much anti-Christian sentiment lately! No donations for me this week. I will stand in front of my congregation and make it known why.

  2. I love that PR term, “Settlers”. It conjures up a “Little House on the Prairie” image. A fairly benign label for those who kill people and steal their homes and land.

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