Teenager arrested for Jerusalem church vandalism
Hate graffiti scrawled on the church. (Twitter)
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A 16-year-old male was arrested Wednesday in a joint operation by the Israel police and the IDF for vandalizing the capital’s Dormition Abbey compound of the Orthodox Church of Jerusalem, located near Zion Gate outside the Old City according to police reports.
The church was vandalized early Sunday morning. The Benedictine monastery, on Mount Zion, is near a site where many Christians believe Jesus held the Last Supper, as well as a tomb revered as the resting place of the biblical King David, which draws many Jewish worshipers.
The words “Christians to Hell,” “Death to the heathen Christians the enemies of Israel,” and “May his name be obliterated,” accompanied by a Star of David, were crudely scrawled in red ink on a wall in the compound.
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