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Vandals desecrate Latrun Monastery

Vandals set fire to the entrance door of the Latrun Monastery early Tuesday and spray-painted slogans against the Christian religion on its walls, including names of West Bank Jewish outposts and "Jesus is a monkey". One of the outposts which was sprayed is the one which was evicted yesterday by Israel security forces.

The Jerusalem District Police launched an investigation into the incident: "We've appointed a special investigation team to look into the incident," said Jerusalem District Police Commander Meni Yitzhaki, while visiting the monastery on Tuesday morning.

"We are taking it very seriously and view it as extremely severe. This is the reason I have come here. We'll catch the vandals and handle the situation with other security elements. We are very sorry about this incident."

The police have been preparing for "price tag" actions by extreme right-wing activists, which

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Added: Sep-4-2012 Occurred On: Sep-4-2012
By: aydeo
Other Middle East
Tags: Vandals, Latrun Monastry, Price tag
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  • Right now hundreds of furios calls in the Hebrew version of this item calling the state to crush the Jewish radicals who might have done this.,7340,L-4276791,00.html

    The Latrun monastry, on half way between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem is very popular destination site among Israelis, for the high quality wine the monks are making there.

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  • "Jesus is a monkey" lol

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  • Nice robe dickhead.

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    • @LibertyEqualitySauerkraut

      Actually many times in E.Eruope old Jewish tombs ect. are being sprayed or desecrated, and no one is making a real fuzz out of it.

      Right now in Israel this monastry vandalism got all the local media attention and every one here says that the radical Jews must be stopped.

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