B’nai B’rith condemns the vandals who defiled the Latrun Monastery in Latrun, Israel, near Jerusalem.
On Sept. 4, in the middle of the night, vandals burned the wooden front door of the Latrun Monastery and spray painted anti-Christian graffiti on the front of the building. The vandals also spray painted the words “Migron” and “Maoz Esther” on the monastery, in reference to the recently evacuated outposts in the West Bank.
This senseless and deplorable act cannot be tolerated. B’nai B’rith supports the Israeli authorities in their efforts to bring the perpetrators to justice.
Religious freedom is a fundamental right and to attack a place of worship is despicable and unacceptable.