» 06/18/2015, 00.00
Arson at Tabgha church in the Galilee, where Jesus multiplied the loaves and fishes
Police arrested and later released 16 suspected youths from a yeshiva. A storage room and offices next to the church were damaged, not the church itself. Graffiti in biblical Hebrew were scribbled on a wall, calling on the government to throw out the pagans. Israeli settlers and Jewish extremists could be behind the incident.
Israel denies compensation by claiming that the Tabgha church arson was not terrorism
For Israel’s tax authority, the arson was religiously motivated. Under the law, only damages “stemming from the Israeli-Arab conflict” can be compensated. Catholic Church appeals to Israel’s president for justice.
Anti-Christian violence in Israel. Catholic leaders: Forces of hate
The main door of the Trappist monastery of Latrun burned. Graffiti offensive of the Christian faith. Perhaps revenge for the evacuation of an illegal Israeli settlement. Catholic patriarchs and bishops denounce: Christians used as scapegoats. Israeli society marked by teaching "of contempt." Netanyahu promises justice.
Israeli settlers burn a mosque in West Bank
The overnight arson attack took place near Ramallah. Mounting tensions after clashes on the Temple Mount. A 22 year-old Palestinian youth killed by police in Hebron.
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Nablus, father of 18 month old burned alive in settler attack, dies
The man, 32, died of the second-degree burns sustained during the attack. His wife and eldest son of four remain in critical condition.
15/12/2008 ISRAEL - PALESTINE
Israel frees 227 Palestinian prisoners. Hand extended to Abbas, along path of peace
The decision of the Israeli government is a recognition of the efforts for peace undertaken by the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank. A decision ratified by the constitutional court: none of the detainees was implicated in attacks against Israel. From 2005 until today, 2,100 Palestinian prisoners have been freed.
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