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Monastery vandalized in Israel

Catholic World News - April 01, 2014

Vandals have sprayed “hate graffiti” on Deir Rafat, a monastery in central Israelaccording to an Associated Press report.

The cars of nearby tires were also slashed.

The wire service reported that “extremist Jewish settlers” are suspected in the attack on the monastery, which was built by the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem in the 1920s and is operated by the Sisters of St. Dorothy.

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  • Posted by: nix898049 - Apr. 04, 2014 6:25 PM ET USA

    Thanks for my Laugh of the Day. "The cars of nearby tires..." Had to read it twice - yup, that's what it said! Otherwise, a shameful event.

  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Apr. 01, 2014 12:07 PM ET USA

    Anti-Catholic Jewish settlers?

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