Israeli Extremists Destroy Gravestone At Christian Cemetery In Jerusalem
Tuesday October 01, 2013 12:38 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC News
[Tuesday at dawn October 1, 2013] For the second time in two days, extremist Israeli settlers broke a gravestone in a Christian Cemetery that belongs to the Latin Patriarchate in occupied East Jerusalem. Extremists also slashed tires of six cars.
Image By Wadi Hilweh Information Center
Resident Amjad Ka’mash, stated that dozens of settlers were celebrating in Nabi Daoud area, and later on, some of them infiltrated into the area, destroyed Christian gravestone, and wrote racist graffiti, such as “Revenge”, and “Price Tag”, on a number of walls and cars.
He added that the settlers slashed tires of six cars that belong to the Palestinian families of Zanada, Halaby and Olewaat, in addition to slashing tires of a car that belongs to an Israeli guard working in the Boraq Wall area.
Ka’mash further stated that the attack was caught by surveillance cameras, and added that local residents noticed the settlers, and chased them away.
Jawad Siyam, head of the Wadi Hilweh Information Center, in Silwan, stated that the land where the attack took place belongs to the Latin Patriarchate, and is used as a parking lot for residents and visitors of the neighborhood.
Describing it as cowardice, Father Firas Hijazin slammed the attack, and said that extremist Israelis repeatedly attacked Christian sites in the occupied territories, and denounced the inaction on the part of the Israeli police.
On Sunday [September 29, 2013] a number of Israeli extremists invaded a Christian Cemetery in occupied Jerusalem, and destroyed 15 gravestones before Israeli police officers chased, and apprehended them.
Nearly a week ago, Price Tag graffiti was also found on the outer walls of a Church in the Old City of Jerusalem. Settlers also punctured tires of 28 Palestinian cars, and wrote racist graffiti in Abu Ghosh.
A month ago, a Christian Monastery in the Deir Jamal area, between Jerusalem and Ramla, was attacked by a Molotov cocktail, while racist graffiti, used by Price Tag extremist Israeli groups, were found on its exterior walls, the Arabs48 news Website has reported.
In mid-June, a number of extremist settlers wrote racist graffiti on some graves at the Christian Greek Orthodox graveyard in Jaffa.