Muslim respect for other Holy places - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • James
    • 04.03.06 | 17:32 (IST)

    I remember when Palestinian fighters forcefully took over the Church of the Nativity. One of them went into the courtyard and was killed by an Israeli sniper. The priests of the Church refused to bury him and the corpse rotted for days. Why did the priest refuse to bury him? They feared that if he was buried there the Palestinian Muslims would declare the place a holy site and try to take it over. That fear was well founded. When Muslims talk about respect for holy places, all one can do is laugh. (Need I even mention the way they violite Mosques when it suits them, by blowing them up, using them as fortess, etc, and nobody protests.)

    from the article: Israeli Arab leaders blame gov't for Nazareth church attack
    First published 00:00 03.03.06 | Last updated 00:00 03.03.06
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