Islamic conquest of Byzantine territory ignited the Crusades when, in 1071 at the Battle of Manzikert, invading Seljuk Turks defeated the Byzantine army, paving the way for a major encroachment into the Byzantine hearland of Anatolia. At this time, the Seljuks were also in control of the Holy Land, and major Christian shrines, including the Holy Sepulcher were destroyed. Also, Christian pilgrims were frequently being murdered. The Byzantine emperor came to the Pope with a plea for help, and Rome was simply responding.
Palestinians: Man, 65, lightly wounded from overnight Israeli airstrikes in Gaza Strip (Haaretz)
from the article: Political error or calculated move?
'Quiet and regular daily routine are a mutual interest and we will strive to keep them,' IDF says.04:42 05.05.16 | 4 comments