News & Opinion
- This news items is taken from the Jerusalem, Palestine IMC:
- 2330 URGENT Update: Israeli Occupation Forces are staging a major confrontation at Manger Square in Bethlehem proper. They have bombed the sacred mosque that is found here (the birthplace of Jesus and a holy site for Muslims and Christians alike). At least 5 people are dead and at least 30 wounded so far. In addition, IDF is preventing any ambulances from arriving on the scene, allowing innocent people to bleed to death. 300 people, including families, fighters and journalists, are being held prisoners in the three churches of the square. IDF threatens to bomb them if they do not surrender.
2300 Update: The situation in Bethlehem continues to be intermittent clashes, tanks rolling by, APCs rolling by. IMC-Palestine is experiencing difficulty with communication because of the 24-hour curfew imposed by Israeli occupation forces. The situation continues to deteriorate by the minute, with IDF attacking Red Crescent and UN ambulances, religious buildings, television and communication stations and journalists. We will continue to update as possible. Please keep posting news coming out of Palestine so that we can document these days of Israeli terror.
Am I the only one who finds that the support of the Israelis by the majority of Evangelical Christians to be ignorant and wrong? The Israelis are committing war crimes here by targeting civilians, refusing to allow injured to receive medical care, firing on ambulances, and even attacking sacred holy sites!? It just seems so ironic that so many Christians are defending Israeli attacks on the very place that the Prince of Peace was born.