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Gaza: Bomb explodes at Christian school
Jerusalem Post ^
Posted on 05/16/2008 7:23:39 AM PDT by SJackson
Unknown assailants detonated a bomb outside a Christian school in Gaza City before dawn Friday, causing no injuries.
The explosion was heard in surrounding neighborhoods at around 4 a.m. Damage was visible at the entrance to the Zahwa Rosary School, which is run by Catholic nuns but caters mainly to Muslim students.
Two nuns were in their convent adjacent to the school when the bomb went off, a school official said, and were shaken but unharmed. The official declined to be named, saying she was frightened by the incident and concerned for her safety.
The incident appeared to be the work of a poorly trained individual or group, she said - police told school officials that the bomb had been set incorrectly, and it caused little damage.
The bombing was the latest in a string of attacks on Christian institutions in the overwhelmingly Muslim territory. In the most serious attack, a local Christian activist was murdered in October. His killers have not been found.
Friday's bombing was not the first attack on the school run by the Rosary Sisters. The school was ransacked in June, 2007, along with the nuns' adjacent convent, during a week of intense fighting that ended with Hamas' seizure of power.
Police officials from Hamas said they were looking into the incident. But the school official said the police's inability to find perpetrators of previous attacks was cause for concern.
"We don't feel safe. There's no security here," she said.
Father Manuel Musallem, the leader of Gaza's Catholics, played down Friday's attack. "This is the work of a dark individual," Musallem said. "We have excellent relations with Muslims. They enter our houses and we enter theirs. There's no campaign of Muslims against Christians here," he said.
About 3,200 Christians live in Gaza among 1.4 million Muslims. Relations between Christians and Muslims have traditionally been good, and Christians have held a respected place in Gaza's society as members of the territory's small elite, running schools, hospitals and businesses.
But members of the tiny community have grown increasingly uneasy since Hamas routed forces of the secular Fatah movement and became the sole power in the territory.
TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: israel; mohammedanism; religionofpeace; religiouscleansing
posted on 05/16/2008 7:23:39 AM PDT
There's no campaign of Muslims against Christians here," he said.
posted on 05/16/2008 7:26:50 AM PDT
(I'd rather be waterboarded than vote for Juan McCain)
Christians are occupying a school in Gaza?
posted on 05/16/2008 7:28:51 AM PDT
Muslims are such nice people.
posted on 05/16/2008 7:29:19 AM PDT
by Mark was here
(The earth is bipolar.)
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posted on 05/16/2008 7:30:08 AM PDT
(It is impossible to build a peace process based on blood, Natan Sharansky)
Maybe Barack should sit down with these terroists (”Arabian gentlemen”? in Dem terms?) to negotiate and discuss their problems. Then, when they bent over to pray, Barack can KTA.
posted on 05/16/2008 7:31:46 AM PDT
(Blue State for business, Red State at heart..)
Father Manuel Musallem, with all due honor and respect, open your eyes and please read Matthew 10:16 - “Behold I send you as sheep in the midst of wolves. Be ye therefore wise as serpents and simple as doves.”
posted on 05/16/2008 7:34:39 AM PDT
(Hope is a theological virtue, not a campaign promise)
Then, when they bent over to pray, Barack can KTA.
Well, there was that Larry Sinclair story........
posted on 05/16/2008 7:35:04 AM PDT
by Red Badger
( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
"There's no campaign of Muslims against Christians here," he said"
Uh-huh. And the moon is made of green cheese, the earth is flat, Santa's sled is pulled by six purple hippos, and cold instant grits are delicious!
posted on 05/16/2008 7:37:26 AM PDT
by Convert from ECUSA
(Hillary, Obama, McCain. Curley, Larry, Moe. Decisions, decisions,)
Again, these Islamists are the enemies of civilization; they hate all who disagree with them. It's not just an anti-Israel motivation, even though they do hate Jews and Israel. [If Israel were destroyed by God tomorrow, these haters would move onto the next enemy.] It's not an anti-Shia or anti-Sunni thing. It's war against civil life but especially intense against self-rule, pluralism, democracy, and common decency and common sense. Our intellectuals cannot understand it because they have no common sense and many lack common decency.
posted on 05/16/2008 7:37:47 AM PDT
(If you liked Carter and you like Kennedy, you'll love Obama.)
The bombing was the latest in a string of attacks on Christian institutions
in the overwhelmingly Muslim territory. In the most serious attack,
a local Christian activist was murdered in October.
As usual we have to depend on a foreign news operation to inform us.
While the US MSM is too busy cheer-leading for Hillary!/Obama
to tell us what's really happening.
posted on 05/16/2008 7:48:35 AM PDT
These are truely brave people to go to this school.They are well aware that they are with wolves. God bless and protect them.
posted on 05/16/2008 8:23:04 AM PDT
(The Lords Prayer on Obama's Lips? Where's the video?)
Amen to that, it takes great courage and faith for the children students to go to that Christian school. No doubt they are mocked and persecuted for it among their Muslim peers.
posted on 05/16/2008 9:49:56 AM PDT
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