A Catholic monastery in a central Israeli village was vandalized with anti-American and anti-Christian epithets.
“America is Nazi Germany” and “Price Tag — Peace Agreement,” as well as “Jesus is a monkey” and “Mary is a cow,” were spray-painted on the walls of the monastery in Deir Rafat near Beit Shemesh, about 20 miles west of Jerusalem. The tires of four vehicles also were slashed.
Monks discovered the vandalism on Tuesday morning; Jerusalem police are investigating.
“Price tag” refers to the strategy adopted by extremist settlers and their supporters generally to exact retribution for settlement freezes and demolitions or Palestinian attacks on Jews.
Other monasteries in the area have been victims of suspected price tag attacks in the past.