Israeli Settlers Vandalize Church, Threaten Bishop of Nazareth

NAZARETH, April 29, 2014 – (WAFA) – Israeli Jewish extremists Tuesday vandalized Tabgha church located on the northwestern shore of Lake Tiberias in Galilee.

Sources said that Jewish extremists vandalized the church pews and smashed the cross.

Meanwhile, a Jewish extremist handed Monday night a written threat to the housemaid of Catholic bishop Giacinto-Boulos Marcuzzo.

According to Alarab news website, the threat was made by a Jewish extremist from Safad against Marcuzzo himself and the Christian community, which stated that they have until May 5th to leave the so-called ‘land of Israel’, or otherwise they will pay dearly in lives for that.

Arab members of Knesset condemned the attack and held Israel fully responsible for it.

Mohammad Barakeh stated “Threatening the Latin Bishop of Nazareth demonstrates the historical fact that all Arabs, Christians and Muslims alike, are targeted. Our battle has never been sectarian or religious but national.”

Talab Abu ‘Arar stated that such attacks are “acts of terrorism that are perpetrated against the Palestinian people in general and are motivated by the Israeli ministers’ incitement against the Arabs.”

Massʻoud Ghanayem called for organizing district demonstrations in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem in protest of the Israeli government’s inaction to deter attackers.

 

 

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