Second Jerusalem church vandalized


JERUSALEM (JTA) — A church in Jerusalem was vandalized with an anti-Christian slogan for the second time this month.

"Death to Christians" was painted Monday on the walls of the Baptist Narkis Street Congregation. The words "Price Tag" and bad language about Jesus also were written, according to reports, and the tires of several cars in the area were slashed.

Two weeks ago, the 11th-century Monastery of the Cross Church was similarly vandalized.

"Price tag" refers to the strategy that extremist settlers have adopted to exact a price in attacks on Palestinians and Arabs in retribution for settlement freezes and demolitions, or for Palestinian attacks on Jews.

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