Israeli Jewish settlers set fire to church in Tiberius

Graffiti spray-painted on the walls of the church reads: ‘Deity is to cut you [Christians] into pieces.. Jews are very strong compared with other strangers.’

Extremist Israeli Jewish settlers set fire on Thursday morning to Church off Tiberius shores, north-eastern occupied Palestine.

Israeli occupation authorities did not condemn the incident or describe the settlers’ act as form of terrorism. They said they would initiate an investigation into it

Days of Palestine, Tiberius –Extremist Israeli Jewish settlers set fire on Thursday morning to Church off Tiberius shores, north-eastern occupied Palestine.

Witnesses told Days of Palestine that the extremist Jewish settlers broke into Tabgha Church at 03:50am and set fire to several parts of it.

The fire came at most of the church, the witnesses said, causing much damage that affected the main prayer hall.

Five civil service staffs could extinguish the massive fire.

When Christian officials arrived in the scene, they found that the settlers had sprayed much graffiti in different parts of the church.

Rubble of the Catholic Church property, which was razed to the ground by the Israeli occupation last year.
Rubble of the Catholic Church property, which was razed to the ground by the Israeli occupation last year.

The graffiti reads: “Deity is to cut you [Christians] into pieces.. Jews are very strong compared with other strangers.”

Meanwhile, Israeli occupation authorities did not condemn the incident or describe the settlers’ act as form of terrorism. They said they would initiate an investigation into it.

It is worth mentioning that extremist Israeli Jewish settlers set fire to a Greek Orthodox seminary in occupied Palestinian Old City of Jerusalem on February 26, this year.

“Jesus is a son of a whore” and “Redemption of Zion” were spray-painted on the walls.

Last year, the Catholic Church has lashed out at the Israeli government, after one of its property in East Jerusalem was bulldozed to the ground.

(Source / 18.06.2015)

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