A heavy post for this ABC Wednesday, but today H is for horrible hooliganism.
Hateful messages were spray-painted on these walls before the early-rising Trappists rose for morning prayer.
A burning tire then caused the door to catch fire.
The monks discovered and extinguished the fire before it could spread to the beautiful old French monastery of Latrun.
But the shock and anger to all of us, Christians and Jews and all decent Israelis, is much harder to extinguish.
I can only say SORRY! to the Brothers of Latrun.
I am sorry such cowardly acts can happen in my country.
To read about this spreading phenomenon of "price tag" attacks by right-wing extremists in retaliation for the government removing certain settlements in the West Bank, please see the articles in today's Jerusalem Post and Ynet.
The vandalism and even some outright attacks have been against Palestinian property, against our own army bases and police, and now increasingly against easy-target Christian places.