Suspected Jewish extremists set fire to a Greek Orthodox seminary building on Mount Zion in Jerusalem early Thursday,
Twenty-four hours after a mosque was torched in the West Bank, suspected Jewish extremists have set fire to a Greek Orthodox seminary on Mount Zion.
Police said the assailants torched an annexe of the seminary just outside the walls of the Old City on Thursday and scrawled “graffiti insulting Jesus”. No injuries were however recorded.
The attack took place just outside the Old City walls on Mount Zion, close to Dormition Abbey, a Roman Catholic institution which was targeted by an arson attack during a visit by Pope Francis last May.
On Wednesday, a mosque near Bethlehem in the southern West Bank was set alight and anti-Arab slogans in Hebrew sprayed on a nearby wall.