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Jewish extremists spray hate graffiti on convent in Israel
Published Tuesday 01/04/2014 (updated) 02/04/2014 09:58
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People leave the Deir Rafat Catholic convent whose walls were
sprayed with a graffiti near the Israeli city of Beit Shemesh,
west of Jerusalem on April 1, 2014.(AFP/Menahem Kahana)
JERUSALEM (AFP) -- Suspected Jewish extremists sprayed anti-Christian graffiti on the walls of a convent west of Jerusalem overnight and damaged vehicles parked nearby, Israeli police said on Tuesday.

Slogans including "Mary is a cow," "price tag" and "America (is) Nazi Germany" were sprayed in Hebrew on the walls of the Roman Catholic sanctuary, police spokeswoman Luba Samri said.

The Our Lady, Queen of Palestine convent, which was founded before the creation of Israel in 1948, is dedicated to the Virgin Mary.

The vandals also slashed the tires of five vehicles parked in the compound, Samri added.

The term "price tag" is usually applied to politically motivated attacks by Jewish settlers on Palestinians or their property.

Moshe Dadon, head of the local council for the rural district in which the convent is located, said he was not persuaded that the vandalism was the work of hardline settlers.

"It's unusual, usually they strike at Arabs, not monasteries," Dadon told army radio. "It's quite strange that a convent has been the target in this incident."

Last July, two suspects were arrested in connection with the 2012 torching of the door of a Trappist monastery in Latrun, about six miles from the scene of the latest attack.

In the 2012 attack, the arsonists scrawled "Jesus is a monkey" on a nearby wall in an incident that shocked the religious and political establishment.

One of the suspects was a settler and the other a resident of a predominantly ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhood adjoining Tel Aviv.

"Price tag" attacks normally target Palestinians and tend to involve acts of vandalism against cars, mosques, or olive groves.

But over the past few years, the attacks have widened in scope to include Christian churches and graveyards, anti-settlement activists and even, on occasion, the Israeli army.

Ma'an staff contributed to this report
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1 ) Maureen / Australia
01/04/2014 20:25
Inbred morons!

2 ) Robert / US
02/04/2014 16:25
Joshua was a Terrorist and so are these Kazhars...

3 ) ... / .......
02/04/2014 19:06
death to jews

4 ) Mel / USA
03/04/2014 03:28
Why is it so "strange"?Hate crimes by Judeo-Nazi/Fascist Kahanist,Kach,Shas-type trash are the Israeli 'norm'& have increased,since extremist/far-right whackjobs occupied the Knesset. It's a 'Kooksnest' now&its KKK-lynchmob types spray Bethlehem with obsenities about prophet Jesus(a Jew)&his mother(a Jew).They spray Mount Zion(The Last Supper site)with racist/bigotted hate & insult Islam's prophet! Plainly;it's Judeo-Nazism meets 1930's US South meets Spanish Inquisition!That's ISRAEL!

5 ) Shaggerlety / USA
05/04/2014 01:32
Who chose the chosen?

6 ) Oliver Lindenbrook / USA
07/04/2014 00:24
I sincerely wish such stories as this would get media coverage in the states, but alas - the media is completely controlled by Jewish Forces, so there is ABSOLUTELY no chance of stories like this making it on the air; or even in most print... :-( Jews and their Agenda are rotting out America from the inside!
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