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Zionist Settlers Torch Jerusalem Church Building

26 February 2015 19:10

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Zionist settlers set fire to a church-owned building in Jerusalem overnight; a day after a Mosque near Bethlehem was also torched by the Zionist terrorists.

The vandals torched an annexe of a Greek Orthodox seminary just outside the walls of the Old City and scrawled “graffiti insulting Jesus”, Israeli occupation police spokeswoman Luba Samri said, describing it as a “nationalist” attack.

Zionist Settlers Torch Jerusalem Church Building There were no casualties and the fire was put out before causing significant damage, she added.

On Wednesday, a mosque near Bethlehem in the southern West Bank was set alight and anti-Arab slogans in Hebrew sprayed on a nearby wall.

Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erakat described the perpetrators of both incidents as terrorists, blaming Israel’s government for inciting the attacks by “continuing its illegal occupation and colonization (of the Palestinian territories) based on distorted religious claims.”

The United Nations has warned such incidents could “inflame an already volatile environment.”

Both incidents bore the hallmarks of so-called “price tag” attacks which generally target Palestinians but have increasingly also hit Christian and Muslim places of worship.

Source: AFP

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