The entrance door to a century-old monastery near Jerusalem was burned away and anti-Christian graffiti was sprayed on the walls Tuesday, in what Israeli police said appeared to be a nationalistic attack.

The phrase “Jesus is a monkey” was painted on the walls of Latrun Monastery in large orange letters, as well as the words “Migron” and “Maoz Esther,” referring to two illegal Israeli settler outposts in the West Bank.

Families were evacuated from the outposts over the weekend by Israeli government forces.

The Rev. Louis Wahbeh, of the 19th century monastery, told CNN that he was shocked that anyone would plan and carry out such an attack.

“This is a direct insult to our belief,” he said. “We can’t understand how such people can get to this low level of not respecting others, have no ethical background and don’t have any human values.”

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