Israeli police: Hateful graffiti sprayed on Jerusalem church

2016-01-17 12:10
An Israeli policeman stands next to anti-Christian graffiti in Hebrew, daubed on the Church of the Dormition, one of Jerusalem's leading pilgrimage sites, outside of the Old City of Jerusalem. (AFP)

An Israeli policeman stands next to anti-Christian graffiti in Hebrew, daubed on the Church of the Dormition, one of Jerusalem's leading pilgrimage sites, outside of the Old City of Jerusalem. (AFP)

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Jerusalem - Israeli police say they have discovered hateful Hebrew graffiti on the walls of a noted Jerusalem church.

Police spokesperson Luba Samri said on Sunday that anti-Christian slogans were found on the outer walls of the Dormition Abbey in the Old City of Jerusalem.

The church itself says the writing included threats of violence and a call for Christians to "go to hell".

Police are investigating but suspicion immediately fell on Jewish extremists who have for years vandalised Palestinian property, as well as mosques, churches, the offices of dovish Israeli groups and even Israeli military bases. The so-called "price tag" attacks seek to exact a cost for Israeli steps seen as favoring the Palestinians.

That attacks have prompted widespread condemnation and pledges by Israel's government to get tougher on Jewish vigilantes.

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