'Price tag' attack on interfaith Jerusalem school

By Jennifer Lipman, February 8, 2012

Extremist Jewish vandals are believed to be behind an attack on a mixed Jewish and Arab school in Jerusalem.

Police found Hebrew graffiti calling for "Death to Arabs" on the wall of the "Hand in Hand" school. At the same time, vandals targeted a Greek Orthodox monastery in Jerusalem.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said they were investigating both cases as "price tag" attacks by extremists.

The attacks were condemned by the Abraham Fund Initiatives, an organisation that develops coexistence projects in Jerusalem.

"This is an attack on a place that represents the wish of Arabs and Jews to build together a better future for their children," a spokesman said.

Last updated: 10:41am, February 8 2012