Palestinians desecrate Christian cemetery

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 |  Israel Today Staff

A mob of Palestinian Arab Muslims on Sunday destroyed 70 graves and several statues at a Christian cemetery in Samaria, reported Israel National News.

The vandals smashed gravestones and knocked metal crosses to the ground, and also severed the heads of several statues of Christian figures outside the Ramallah-area village of Jiffna, homes to 900 Christians and 700 Muslims.

Palestinian Authority-controlled media did not report the incident.

Muslim harassment of local Palestinian Christians, long documented by several Israeli organizations, has in recent years resulted in a massive exodus of the area’s previously strong Christian population.

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