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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Attack on Jerusalem graves unnerves Christians

In this Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 photo, a damaged grave after a vandal attack is shown in the Protestant Cemetery of Mt. Zion, Jerusalem. Christian leaders in the Holy Land are up in arms over what Curiously, is not the first time the Protestant cemetery has been attacked. About 100 years ago, the American consul to Jerusalem dug up graves in the cemetery belonging to members of the American Colony, a group of Christians from the U.S. who moved to Jerusalem for religious reasons – but whom the consul said were involved in cult-like activities, said Israeli researcher Nirit Shalev-Khalifa. Photo: Bernat Armangue 

A damaged grave after a vandal attack is shown in the Protestant Cemetery of Mt. Zion, Jerusalem. Christian leaders in the Holy Land are up in arms over what Curiously, is not the first time the Protestant cemetery has been attacked. 
About 100 years ago, the American consul to Jerusalem dug up graves in the cemetery belonging to members of the American Colony, a group of Christians from the U.S. who moved to Jerusalem for religious reasons – but whom the consul said were involved in cult-like activities, said Israeli researcher Nirit Shalev-Khalifa. Photo: Bernat Armangue

 In this Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 photo, a damaged grave after a vandal attack is shown in the Protestant Cemetery of Mt. Zion, Jerusalem. Christian leaders in the Holy Land are up in arms over what they say is a string of relentless attacks on church properties and religious sites _ most recently the desecration of a historic Protestant cemetery where vandals toppled stone crosses from graves and bludgeoned them into pieces. Photo: Bernat Armangue

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