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June 19, 2013
On Tuesday 4th June, Kairos Palestine expressed in a press statement, its deep concerns about the 'price tag' - attack on Jerusalem's Dormition Abbey last Friday.
Overnight Friday, vandals attacked the Dormition Abbey in Jerusalem by spraying graffiti on its walls with anti-Christian slogans saying "Christians are monkeys", "Christians are slaves" and "Havat Maon", referring to a settler outpost in the West Bank. Two days before this attack, Palestinian cars in Jerusalem were 'price tagged' with graffiti as well.
This assault on a Christian holy site and on Palestinian property is not the first one, Kairos added. In the last months, Muslim and Christian holy sites in the occupied Palestinian territory as well as in Israel faced terror attacks especially from Israeli settlers and their so called "price tag"-policy.
Kairos Palestine strongly condemns these attacks and urges the churches worldwide to hold Israel accountable for all these violations and to raise awareness within their constituencies about the culture of hatred and racism generated by the Israeli occupation, and its consequences on the Christian and Muslim Palestinian population.