The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Jerusalem vandals

The Presbyterian News Service reported a series of attacks at Christian sites around Jerusalem this fall. On Oct. 8, assailants threw stones, bottles and garbage at the exterior of St. George Romanian Orthodox Church in Jerusalem. The Franciscan Monastery on Mount Zion was targeted Oct. 2 with graffiti that read "Price Tag" and "Jesus is the son of a whore." Previously, on Sept. 4, assailants set fire to the door of the Roman Catholic Abbaye de Notre-Dame de Sept-Douleurs near Jerusalem and spray-painted "Migron" and "Jesus is a monkey" on the walls. Media attributed the vandalism to Israeli settlers and "price tag" attacks against Palestinians after the Israeli government evacuated Migron and other illegal settlements in the West Bank.


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