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Dozens of Crosses Destroyed in December Attack

i24news reports: In mid-December, dozens of crosses were destroyed by vandals at a Christian cemetery west of Jerusalem, the Latin Patriarchate in the city said Saturday, urging Israeli authorities to bring the culprits to justice.

The church did not say who was behind the desecration but in recent years there have been a spate of hate crimes targeting churches and Christian cemeteries, with the perpetrators believed to be Jewish extremists.

“Salesian fathers responsible for the monastery in Beit Jamal reported that unknown persons desecrated their monastery’s cemetery,” the patriarchate said in a statement.

“The fathers reported also that tens of crosses were destroyed at their cemetery,” it said.

Beit Jamal is near the Israeli town of Beit Shemesh, west of Jerusalem.

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