'Price Tag' Suspected of Defacing Jewish-Arab School

Jerusalem Monastery Also Targeted

By Haaretz

Published February 07, 2012.
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A Jewish-Arab bilingual school and a Christian monastery in Jerusalem were defaced with graffiti on Tuesday in suspected “price tag” attacks carried out by Jewish extremists.

“Death to Arabs” and “Kahane was right” was scrawled in Hebrew on a wall outside the bilingual school.

“Death to Christians” was written on the walls of the Greek monastery, an 11th-century fortress-like holy site situated in a valley overlooked by Israel’s parliament. Moreover, the tires of two cars outside the monastery were punctured.

Jerusalem police are investigating both incidents, and still unsure whether the two events are connected.

The bilingual school is a symbol of coexistence in Jerusalem, in which half the students are Jews and half are Arab who study together in both languages.

Nadia Knani, the principle of the elementary school, said, “It wasn’t just written here, where young children from the ages 3 to 18 study together in coexistence, for no reason. We are trying to digest these horrifying inscriptions.”

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the words “price tag” were also painted on the Christian monastery overnight by vandals, in the rare attack on a Christian shrine in Jerusalem.

For more, go to haaretz.com


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