18-05-2022 09:11 AM Jerusalem Timing

Israeli Extremists Vandalize Christian Monastery

Israeli Extremists Vandalize Christian Monastery

A Christian monastery in al-Quds has been vandalized with extremist graffiti being daubed on its walls. Messages such as “Christians Go to Hell” were written.

Palestine: Christian monastery vandalisedA Christian monastery in al-Quds has been vandalized with extremist graffiti being daubed on its walls. Messages such as “Christians Go to Hell” were written. The Zionist authorities have ordered an urgent police investigation into the crimes committed.

The Hebrew messages on the walls and doors of the monastery included "erase the name and the memory of the bastard," and "death to the heretic Christians, enemies of 'Israel'."

"Idols will be extirpated," and "Christians Go to Hell" were written with felt-tip pens, Reuters reported. More than one person was responsible as evident due to the different handwriting.

The Dormition Abbey outside of Al-Quds's Old City walls on Mount Zion was affected by the vandals. Many Christians believe that Jesus, the Messiah, held the Last Supper near the site, while it is also believed to be located near to the tomb of the biblical King David.

Ayman Odeh, head of the Joint List, the alliance of Palestinian parties in the Zionist parliament, said that the vandalism amounted to a hate crime, while also saying that the government was partly responsible for ignoring extremism against Arabs.

"Harassment and harming of places that are holy to Islam and Christianity have become almost constant and no one is held accountable," Odeh said, according to the Jerusalem Post.