A group of Israeli extremists from 'Price Tag' gang burnt, on Thursday at dawn, a section of the Church of the Dormition, in occupied Jerusalem, causing significant damage, and wrote racist anti-Christian graffiti.
The gang burnt a study room belonging to the Church, a bathing room, and toilet rooms, used by priests, and students of Christian Studies.
Member of the Fateh Revolutionary Council, secretary-general of the National Christian Assembly in the Holy Land, Dimitri Diliani, said the attack is just the latest of an ongoing cycle of violations targeting Islamic and Christian holy sites in occupied Palestine.
Diliani held Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and his right-wing extremist coalition government, responsible for the escalating violations, stressing that this attack came approximately 24 hours after Israeli fanatics burnt a mosque in al-Jab'a village, west of Bethlehem, and wrote racist anti-Islamic and anti-Arab graffiti.
"Netanyahu and his government are liable for every attack carried out against Islamic and Christian holy sites," Diliani said, "Those terrorist attacks are carried out by fanatics who receive political, financial and security support from the colonialist, extremist, Israeli government." He added that the Palestinians, Muslims and Christians, will never surrender to this brutal and immoral occupation, and that such attack "just expose the true terrorist, fascist, nature of Israel’s right wing and its government." The official demanded all churches to sue Israel in the International Criminal Court to hold Tel Aviv Accountable for its ongoing crimes, and to call for international protection to the Palestinian people, their lands and holy sites, until establishing an independent Palestinian State.