Extremist Settlers: “Slaughter the Christians”
by IMEMC News and Agencies
January 17, 2016
A group of extremist, right-wing Israeli settlers, on Sunday at dawn, sprayed slogans calling for the slaughter of Christians, on the walls of an old monastery in Jerusalem. The slogans are thought to have been written by the extremist “Pay The Price” group, which has repeatedly attacked Palestinian homes, churches and mosques overnight, including the Church of Loaves and Fishes (Tabgha), in Tibereas, and mosques in Ramallah and Nablus.
Following the attack on the church, back in May, Rabbis for Human Rights said that there have been 43 similar attacks against churches, mosques and monasteries in Israeli-occupied land, the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem since 2009, Reuters reported, according to the PNN.
Slogans read “Death for Christians, the enemies of Israel,” and calls to “Slaughter Christians and send them to hell,” in addition to inflammatory words against Jesus Christ.
Israeli police claimed to have opened an investigation in the case, but the extremists are expected to not be punished in Israeli law.
According to the Israeli human rights group, Yesh Din, Israeli police closed 85.3 percent of investigations due to the failure “to locate suspects or find sufficient evidence to indict suspects”; only 1.9 percent of Palestinian complaints against Israeli civilian/settler attacks resulted in a conviction, and 7.4 percent of investigations generated indictments against suspects.
Moreover, a Yesh Din report published this month found that, in the past five years, only 3 percent of the criminal investigations launched by the Military Police Criminal Investigations Division into alleged offenses by Israeli soldiers, against Palestinians, resulted in the indictment of suspects.
These groups are also responsible for deadly attacks on Palestinian families.
In July, they torched the home of the Dawabsha family overnight in Douma village, near Nablus, killing 11-month-old baby Ali Dawabsheh and both his parents. Only one member of the family survived, Ahmad Dawabsheh (4), and he is still recovering in the ICU.
They are also suspected in the murder of Muhammad Abu Khdeir (16), whom they abducted and burned alive, in July of 2014.
Israeli authorities often claim to start an investigation, but fail to hold the attackers accountable for their crimes, as in the Dawabsha case, where Israel said that the evidence against the suspects was “not enough” to try them.