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Palestine's Council of Churches condemns settler attack on Franciscan monastery

February 17, 2014 at 11:19 pm

The Council of Catholic churches in the occupied Palestinian territories has condemned the hostile graffiti scrawled on the main gate of a Franciscan monastery in Jerusalem yesterday. The attack was carried out by extremist Jewish settlers claiming to be a part of the ‘price-tag’ campaign.

In a statement issued on October 3, the Council said that the “assault reminds us of the writings smeared on the walls of the Latrun monastery almost a month ago, and is a new attack on Jesus signed by the price-tag.”

The Council called on the Israeli authorities to “arrest the perpetrators from the price-tag gang and bring them to justice. Prior to this, the entrenched forms of education must be changed otherwise the same reasons will lead to the same results.”

The Council stressed that “this aggression is one chapter in a series of acts of intolerance that should not be accepted in Israel or anywhere else in the world.”