One of two cars belonging to members of the Valley of the Cross Monastery that were vandalized overnight. Car tires were slashed and they were littered with graffiti reading “Price Tag”. Jerusalem, Israel. 7th February 2012.
In what seems to be an intensifying wave of ultra-religious intolerance sweeping the country two cars belonging to members of the Valley of the Cross Monastery were vandalized overnight. Tires were slashed and cars were littered with graffiti reading “Jesus die”, “Greeks out”, “The Maccabees of Migron” (referring to the right-wing unauthorized Israeli outpost in the northern West Bank), “Price Tag” and the Jewish Star of David.
The Monastery of the Cross is believed to have been built in the 5th century by Queen St. Helena, mother of Constantine the Great. Administered by the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem the monastery was traditionally erected on the burial spot of Adam’s head from which grew the tree that gave its wood to the cross on which Christ was crucified.
Yusuf stands by his torched car, somewhat in awe at the results of an alleged, extremist-Jewish, arson attack in Bet Tzafafa. Attackers left the Hebrew word "revenge" painted in red. . Jerusalem, Israel. 4th January 2012.
Extremist Jews allegedly burn two Palestinian-owned vehicles in the Arab village of Beit Safafa leaving the Hebrew word “revenge” painted in red. Jerusalem, Israel. 4th January 2012.
A memorial for nineteen Jewish victims of a terror attack that took place June 18th 2002 stands across the road from the scene of an alleged extremist-Jewish arson attack in Bet-Tzafafa. Jerusalem, Israel. 4th January 2012.
Just across the road from the scene of the crime stands a memorial for nineteen Jewish victims of a terror attack, mostly children on their way to school, that took place June 18th 2002 when a suicide bomber blew himself up on a bus in the peak morning rush hours injuring an additional seventy-four.