Jewish Settler Tries to Burn Gethsemane Church in Jerusalem (VIDEOS)

The Gethsemane Church in Jerusalem. (Photo: File)

A Jewish settler attempted today on burning down the Gethsemane Church in the Mount of Olives area in occupied East Jerusalem, according to local sources.

Witnesses reported that an illegal Jewish settler sneaked into the premises of the church before he was seen pouring some flammable liquid there.

The settler then tried to set some of the seats on fire but was thwarted by local Palestinian citizens who handed him over to a police force that had just arrived at the scene.

“It must be understood that Palestinian Christians are neither aliens nor bystanders in Palestine. They have been victimized equally as their Muslim brethren, and have also played a major role in defining the modern Palestinian identity, through their resistance, spirituality, deep connection to the land, artistic contributions and burgeoning scholarship,” Palestinian journalist and editor of The Palestine Chronicle Ramzy Baroud wrote in a recent article.

“Israel must not be allowed to ostracize the world’s most ancient Christian community from their ancestral land so that it may score a few points in its deeply disturbing drive for racial supremacy,” Baroud added.

(Palestine Chronicle, WAFA, Social Media)

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5 Comments

  1. Israel didn’t do this – a renegade Jewish settler was responsible. Please apportion blame where it is due and don’t use this incident as an excuse to damn a whole nation.

  2. Well, after Notre Dame in Paris, why not the Gethsemane Church next ??
    If you are an anti-Semite, then of course you will object to this ?

  3. “Deeply Disturbing Drive for Racial Supremecy” Love how Ramey can pin the tail on these donkeys. Christians being genocided by the regime are verboten from news coverage…. Just the demonized Muslims are victims. Mistreatment of Chrusting still plays very badly for even Christian Zionists

  4. Please use Israeli or Zionist settler, rather than Jewish settler. There are many diaspora Jews opposed to the occupation and settlement programs.

  5. Israel is responsible for the attack in the sense that Israel has long condoned and even encouraged criminal behaviour on the part of the settlers.

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