Netanyahu Disgusted over New ‘Price Tag’ Attack
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu expressed revulsion over new “price tag” attacks on a monastery and Christian cemetery, saying they were against Jewish values.
"The Jewish values according to which we were raised and according to which we raise our children reject outright such behavior,” the Prime Minister said.
“Freedom of worship for all religions will be upheld in Israel and we will bring to justice these contemptible beings who perpetrated this crime.”
Overnight, vandals sprayed anti-Christian graffiti on a monastery and a Christian cemetery in Jerusalem.
Graffiti ridiculing Jesus was sprayed on the gates of the entrance of the Armenian cemetery and on a monastery belonging to the Greek Orthodox Church, according to police.
The attackers also wrote "Happy Hanukkah" and "price tag" at the second site, the Valley of the Cross monastery, and slashed the tires of nearby cars.
Price tag vandalism originally targeted Arab property in Judea and Samaria in reaction to government-ordered middle-of-the-night expulsions of Jews from outpost communities.
In recent months, Christian sites have been targeted as well.
A police spokeswoman told AFP a third apparent "price tag" attack had been reported in the Arab village of Shukba, near Ramallah, in which attackers set fire to a car and sprayed "price tag" and "Happy holidays" nearby.
Police were investigating all three attacks.