What lies in store for Palestinian Christians - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Yonatan
    • 27.01.06 | 19:16 (IST)

    "What some observers are calling a pogrom took place near Ramallah, West Bank, on the night of September 3-4. That's when 15 Muslim youths from one village, Dair Jarir, rampaged against Taybeh, a neighboring all-Christian village of 1,500 people. "The reason for the assault? A Muslim woman from Dair Jarir, Hiyam Ajaj, 23, fell in love with her Christian boss, Mehdi Khouriyye, owner of a tailor shop in Taybeh. The couple maintained a clandestine two-year affair and she became pregnant in about March 2005. When her family members learned of her condition, they murdered her. That was on about September 1; unsatisfied even with this "honor killing" ? for Islamic law strictly forbids non-Muslim males to have sexual relations with Muslim females ? the Ajaj men... broke into houses and stole furniture...electrical appliances. ... The assailants vandalized cars, looted extensively, and destroyed a statue of the Virgin Mary.

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    First published 00:00 26.01.06 | Last updated 00:00 26.01.06
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