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Israel condemns Jerusalem church vandalism

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JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's foreign minister has condemned the vandalism of the Romanian church in Jerusalem, the latest in a string of attacks on Christian sites in the Holy Land.

Avigdor Lieberman expressed sorrow in a meeting with Romania's visiting foreign minister on Tuesday, a day after vandals damaged the church door and tossed garbage at its entrance.

Pro-settler extremists are suspected in the vandalism. They have conducted similar attacks on churches, mosques and Israeli army property. They say the acts called "price tags" are retaliation to what they consider the government's pro-Palestinian policies.

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