Israeli police: Fire damages Christian seminary in Jerusalem in suspected hate crime

Israeli police say a fire has damaged a Greek Orthodox seminary in Jerusalem in what they suspect is a hate crime.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said "anti-Christian" slogans were scribbled in Hebrew on the seminary's walls. He said the fire Thursday damaged the building's bathrooms but that no one was injured.

The incident follows an attack on a West Bank mosque Wednesday.

Mosques, churches, dovish Israeli groups and even Israeli military bases have been targeted by vandals in recent years in so-called "price tag" attacks. The phrase is used by Jewish extremists to protest what they perceive as the Israeli government's pro-Palestinian policies.

The attacks have been condemned across the political spectrum, but critics say Israel often fails to apprehend and prosecute the assailants.