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Gaza's Christians Worried About (Muslimsī) Ethnic Cleansing
shalomlife.com ^ | Feb. 2010

Posted on 02/03/2010 12:05:31 PM PST by PRePublic

Gaza's Christians Worried About Ethnic Cleansing

Israel’s Channel 2 News reported last week that Christians in the Gaza Strip are being persecuted and victimized by Hamas activists, simply because they are Christians and not Muslims.

 

According to some of the testimonies received by Channel 2 News, Muslim extremists in Gaza burned down a Christian library located at the centre of the strip, and a few weeks later burned down a Christian school as well.

 

Kamal El-Tarazi, a former senior security official in the Palestinian Authority, said in an interview that he was shot at by gunmen while he was driving in his car in Gaza. After hiding in Christian cemeteries and churches, El-Tarazi made his way to the West Bank to seek asylum, while leaving behind his wife and daughter.

 

El-Tarazi described some of the hostile activities towards Christians in the Gaza Strip, among them attacks on Christian organizations and churches. He also claimed that Christian women who do not wear a veil have acid thrown in their faces. Gazan Christians continuously tell of incidents of shootings and arson.

 

Channel 2 News reported that the Christian community in Gaza consists today of only 1,500 people, down from 4,500 at the time Hamas took over the Strip in 2007. A particular incident which caused a large number of Christians to leave the Strip was the murder of a young Baptist Christian who was involved in charity activities Gaza.

 

Saba Hir, a senior priest summarized by saying he was concerned about an ethnic cleansing of the Christians in Gaza.

Click here to view the report from Channel 2 News




TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: apartheid; arabs; christianpersecution; christians; ethniccleansing; gaza; globaljihad; hamas; islamicapartheid; israel; jews; muslims; palestinians; persecution

1 posted on 02/03/2010 12:05:31 PM PST by PRePublic
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To: PRePublic
Israel’s Channel 2 News reported last week that Christians in the Gaza Strip are being persecuted and victimized by Hamas activists, simply because they are Christians and not Muslims.

How is this is news and not just the same old thing?

2 posted on 02/03/2010 12:07:52 PM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: 17th Miss Regt

true, sad truth.


3 posted on 02/03/2010 12:09:43 PM PST by PRePublic
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To: PRePublic

I’ll bet if the Christians were armed the story would be different.


4 posted on 02/03/2010 12:11:41 PM PST by Parmy
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To: Parmy
They wouldn't be afraid to live, nor to abstain from joining forcibly in anti Israel protests...
5 posted on 02/03/2010 12:17:13 PM PST by PRePublic
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To: Parmy

The Armenian Christians in Turkey had weapons...

A gun is great against thieves and rapists. Not so great against an entire society that is determined to destroy you for not sharing their ‘religion’.


6 posted on 02/03/2010 12:17:50 PM PST by LastNorwegian
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To: LastNorwegian
So, then one accepts the persecution and dies without a fight.

Seems to me it is better to fight and die than to be led to slaughter like a bunch of sheep.

7 posted on 02/03/2010 12:39:55 PM PST by Parmy
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To: Parmy

Agreed.

But discussing weapons is futile. Even if they were allowed to own guns (and it is against islam for non-muslims to be armed) that wouldn’t change anything for them. In these places the non-muslims are now so few that they are powerless against a muslim mob. A gun would only let them die with honour.

The ideal for me is to fight and *win*. Non-muslims in muslim areas are not in a position where victory is even a possibility. Nor is there any real chance for them to change that with armed might. But there are alternatives. -To leave, to go underground or to seek allies.

Christians would be better off buying cameras and internet access. Then every time the muslims burn a church or a Christian they could try to get it documented in a way that would encourage westerners to take note and support them like our ancestors did with the crusades and during the colonial period. If you see current reports on muslim atrocities they all lack the emotional impact that pictures and videos can have. Cold facts alone are all too easily ignored. People need to see Christian properties burn and Christians being slaughtered to wake up.


8 posted on 02/03/2010 1:10:47 PM PST by LastNorwegian
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To: PRePublic
We need to remember to interceed with prayers for our Christian brothers and sisters in all nations where there is any significant population of muslims.

Muslims grow bolder and more ruthless every day because there are diminishing constraints. They're using western laws that protect the accused and political correctness as a shield to suppress even the hint of criticism, while they grow their network and strengthen their political power to control others.

Anyone can see that our president is not a humble man - yet he bows to Saudi royalty. He disgraces our great nation by apologizing to a host of Lilliputians who's world would have long ago collapsed under their own avarice and incompetence. These are clear signs sent to evil men and nations that they no longer need to fear the power of our retribution against tyranny.

These are sad times, but we cannot let down The One who overcame death so that we could live in His light.

9 posted on 02/03/2010 1:17:19 PM PST by uncommonsense (Liberals see what they believe; Conservatives believe what they see.)
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To: uncommonsense
Regarding Obama´s fake “humility”, I watched his propaganda to the GOP recently where he dances from fake humility to “you should do this” or that - ordering GOP member what to do and HOW to behave.
What an actor!
10 posted on 02/03/2010 1:20:05 PM PST by PRePublic
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To: LastNorwegian
Well, the camera and web idea has merits, but having a gun, as you say, only lets them die with honor. Most of the great men of our past, American and English, would choose to die with honor rather than being slaughtered like sheep.
11 posted on 02/03/2010 2:02:59 PM PST by Parmy
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To: PRePublic; AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ...
...are being persecuted and victimized by Hamas activists, simply because they are Christians and not Muslims... Muslim extremists in Gaza burned down a Christian library located at the centre of the strip, and a few weeks later burned down a Christian school as well... attacks on Christian organizations and churches. He also claimed that Christian women who do not wear a veil have acid thrown in their faces. Gazan Christians continuously tell of incidents of shootings and arson... consists today of only 1,500 people, down from 4,500 at the time Hamas took over the Strip in 2007. A particular incident which caused a large number of Christians to leave the Strip was the murder of a young Baptist Christian who was involved in charity activities Gaza.
Gotta be Israel's fault. /sarc Thanks PRePublic.
12 posted on 02/03/2010 2:33:00 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Happy New Year! Freedom is Priceless.)
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13 posted on 02/03/2010 3:49:33 PM PST by SJackson (In wine there is wisdom, In beer there is freedom, In water there is bacteria.)
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Thanks to a special freepmailer for pointing to this video (English voice over):

Video Christians in Gaza, Christian Persecution, & Islamist Terrorists [My Title]
http://www.jerusalemonline.com/specials15.asp


14 posted on 02/03/2010 9:42:45 PM PST by Cindy
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ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2154771/posts?page=1019#1019

http://www.google.com/search?&rls=en&q=gaza+%2B+christian+killed&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8


15 posted on 02/03/2010 10:18:27 PM PST by Cindy
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