More than 50 Christian and Muslim sites in Israel and the occupied West Bank have been attacked over the last eight years, but authorities have only filed nine indictments. According to official data reported by Haaretz, 53 mosques and churches have been vandalised since 2009 (the data goes up to July 2017). Yet only nine indictments have been filed, and only seven convictions handed down. 45 of the cases have been closed, with just eight still under investigation. The statistics from Israel’s Public Security Ministry shows that 11 investigations were opened in 2013, and five people convicted. 22 Christian and Muslim sites were vandalised in the period 2014-2016, while four such attacks were recorded in just the first half of […]
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