Palestinian Man Thwarts Settler Attack on Jerusalem Church (VIDEO)
A Palestinian man blocked an attempted attack by two Jewish settlers on a Christian church in East Jerusalem on Sunday, the official WAFA news agency reported.
Two settlers entered the Church of Gethsemane and tried to destroy items inside, according to a report from WAFA. A Palestinian man who was at the scene managed to stop them.
Two #Israel Settlers try to attack the tomb of the woman Maryam Al-Batoul, and the #Palestine citizen Hamza Ajaj addressed them from the neighborhood of the occupied Gethsemane Church #Jerusalem. 💔#Israeli terrorismGroup #16 October pic.twitter.com/as4PuCKs2w
— Ahlam khlafallah (@AhlamAmk17) March 19, 2023
The attempted attack came after two Jewish settlers clashed at a Christian cemetery in East Jerusalem on New Year’s Day. The attackers removed tombstones and broke crosses located at the Protestant cemetery.
Palestinians in Jerusalem often face violence from Jewish settlers and Israeli forces and both Christian and Muslim holy sites are attacked.
(PC, The New Arab)