Daily Israel Report

Avigdor Lieberman Condemns Church Attack

Avigdor Lieberman condemns "price-tag" vandalism of Romanian church in Jerusalem
By Scott Krane and AP
First Publish: 10/9/2012, 1:19 PM

Avigdor Lieberman
Avigdor Lieberman
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Avigdor Lieberman has condemned the vandalism of the Romanian church in Jerusalem. It is the latest in a string of attacks on Christian sites in Israel. The attacks are said to be part of the reactionary "price-tag" policy, which has been sporadically carried out since the 2005 evacuation of Jewish homes from Gaza.

Israel’s foreign minister, Lieberman “expressed sorrow in a meeting with Romania's visiting foreign minister Titus Corlatean on Tuesday, a day after vandals damaged the church door and tossed garbage at its entrance.” according to the Associated Press.

“A tiny fringe group” of fundamentalist Jewish settlers are suspected in the incident. They have conducted similar attacks on churches, mosques and Israeli army property, according to the report.

The Associated Press also reports on vandalism in Judea and Samaria. “Residents of the Jewish settlement of Eli said 15 olive trees were destroyed. Palestinians in nearby Qusra said 70 of their trees were damaged.” according to the newswire.