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Jewish extremists attack Christmas carolers

Ma’an – 18/12/2011
Bethlehem Bible college choir performs next to Israel’s separation wall in Bethlehem. (MaanImages/Munther Isaac, HO)

BETHLEHEM – Settlers attacked a Palestinian choir bus returning from a carol concert in Nablus on Saturday evening, choristers told Ma’an.

The singers, from Bethlehem Bible college, said five men attacked them on a quiet road outside of the northern West Bank city.

“A rock smashed through the window, and glass shattered everywhere inside,” chorister Saleem Anfous told Ma’an, adding that none of the 25 carol singers was injured.

“We kept driving and starting singing to cheer ourselves up and encourage the choir members,” he said.

“Tomorrow we will continue our carol tour of the West Bank in Jenin, using the same road, and we are afraid. But we are trying to convince the families that God will protect us.”

Hardline settlers have torched mosques near Ramallah, Jerusalem and Salfit since last Wednesday. The latest string of attacks included a rampage on an army base, sparking condemnation in Israel, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanhayu to vow stronger enforcement against lawlessness.

But he rejected a recommendation to classify the Jewish extremists as terrorists, and Israeli lawmakers were set to discuss a law to legalize settlement outposts built on land owned by Palestinians on Sunday.

Extremists amongst Israel’s 500,000 strong settler population in the West Bank and Jerusalem reference Israel’s measures against outposts in their revenge ‘price tag’ attacks, usually directed at Palestinians in the West Bank, but recently spilling over into Palestinian sites in Israel and army targets.

Israel distinguishes between state-sanctioned settlement building on occupied Palestinian land and the wildcat outposts, but the international community says all settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem break international law.

December 18, 2011 - Posted by | Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism


  1. Western and Eastern i.e. the Latin (which encompasses Roman Catholicism and all Protestant denominations) as well as the Greek (all the so-called ‘Orthodox’ churches including Greek, Russian, Armenian etc) do not consider the Christians in the Middle East, North Africa, India etc. as real ‘Christians’ but mere heretics because they rejected the Nicean (325 ad) and/or Chacedon (451 ad) Councils which propounded the doctrine of Trinity and designated Mary the Mother of God (Theotokos) and not just the Mother of Christ (Christotokos).
    Western countries only give lip service in sympathy for the Coptics, Maronites, Nestorians, Monophysites, Thomists, Syriac Christians, Malechites, Chaldeans etc. and use them to promote their imperial interests thus jeopardizing their standing with their Muslim neighbors who (wrongly) suspect them of being the fifth column. How cynical! When the chips are down, they side with the Israelis and are most eager to jettison their ‘fellow Christians’.

    Comment by Inayat Lalani | December 18, 2011

    • Inayat Lalani what the hell are you talking about? This Palestinians were attacked by Jew settlers not by ‘fellow Christians’. There is no evidence that any of these people were attacked by any of Christian variety. The fact is that JEWS attacked innocent children, which happen to be Christian choristers and their “crime” was that they are Palestinians. Pure nationalist crime.

      Comment by BMStalker | December 18, 2011

      • A nationalist crime but also a religious based crime.

        One way to test Inayat’s claim would be to monitor which churches denounce this act.

        Comment by aletho | December 18, 2011

  2. and they call Muslim to be danger to peace to people, countries, and regions.

    Comment by aj | December 18, 2011

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  4. There is an attack on Christmas in the US. Happy Holidays is an insult as a substitute for Merry Christmas. I could not find a Christmas tree. Just “trees.” When will merchants wise up and realize Happy Holidays is not a good catalyst for encouraging Christmas shopping.

    Comment by shaggerlyeb | December 18, 2011

  5. I don’t know where you got this idea that these Palestinian Christians are not accepted as Christians.

    Comment by kapoore | December 18, 2011

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  7. Why do those people even bother to travel to this mindless insane manifestation institution Israel?

    This so called state was founded on ethnic cleansing of 748000 Palestinians.

    Comment by Fcklary Clinton | December 18, 2011

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  9. Israeli Jews not only discriminate Muslim and Christian minorities but also despise their fellow Jews from Arab and African countries.

    In 2008, Rev. Gary Cass, of the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission summed up the plight of Christian minority in Israel.”Will McCain and Obama turn a blind eye to the suffering of Christians in Israel? Both Obama and McCain say they want change, but do either of them have the courage to challenge the powerful Jewish lobby in America? Will either of them demand true religious liberty for Christians and all faiths in Israel as a condition of American support of Israel, including the right of Christians to share their faith with Jews?”

    The Cingranelli-Richards Human Rights in its 2011 report on ‘Freedom of Religion’ has put Israel among the worst 52 out of 195 countries surveyed for the fifth consecutive year. This year it shares the honor with Saudi Arabia, Turkey, India and China. Interestingly, Lebanon along with Sweden, Belgium and Poland ranked as the most religiously tolerant nations.

    Comment by rehmat1 | December 19, 2011

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