OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)-- A Christian cemetery of “Deir Beit Jamal” of the Salesian monastery to the west of Occupied Jerusalem was desecrated by unknown people. The PIC reporter said that extremist settlers are suspected of being responsible for the desecration.
The Latin patriarchate in Occupied Jerusalem said, in a statement Saturday evening, that dozens of crosses were broken in the same cemetery that was similarly attacked in September 1981 and in March 2014 when anti-Christianity slogans were written on its walls.
The patriarchate condemned the action and pointed out that it is not the first of its kind over the past years.
This comes after a week of resident of the Israeli Lahava extremist right-wing organization Rabbi Pentsy Jobstein's call to torch Christian churches in Occupied Jerusalem. He opined that the Christian existence in Jerusalem is unwelcome and said: “this is what we have to translate by actions, not only in words.”
Palestinian Christians, like Palestinian Muslims, are exposed to Israeli occupation practices and Jewish settlers' terror.