Two 16- and 17-year-old teens were arrested today for planning to spray paint “hate messages” on a 19th century French Catholic monastery located in Jerusalem’s Rehavia neighborhood in another price tag attack.
Anti-Catholic, Anti-French Hate Crime Reportedly Thwarted By Jerusalem Police
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
Two 16- and 17-year-old teens were arrested today for planning to spray paint “hate messages” on a 19th century French Catholic monastery located in Jerusalem’s Rehavia neighborhood, the Times of Israel reported. A third suspect in the planned hate crime was reportedly arrested several days ago.
The planned hate crime on the the Ratisbonne Monastery was reportedly timed to take place during French President Francois Hollande’s visit to Israel.
The suspects were reportedly caught with paint canisters and pepper spray containers and are considered suspects in a series of price tag vandalism attacks against Palestinians in the West Bank that have seen monasteries defaced and set on fire and Palestinian homes, cars and olive trees attacked or burned.
These so-called "price tag" attacks are believed to be carried out by West Bank Jewish settler youth and their sympathizers, many of whom are believed to be yeshiva students.
The Islamic Movement has reportedly filed a criminal complaint related to another incident in Jerusalem. Racist anti-Muslim graffiti was reportedly painted on tombstones in a Muslim cemetery adjacent to Mamilla in Jerusalem’s city’s center.
Police reportedly believe the graffiti on the gravestones did was not recently painted but are investigating the incident.