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Israel arrests 3 Jewish Extremists on Suspicion of Burning the Church of Loaves and Fishes

The Israeli secret service (Shin Bet) reported Sunday that they had arrested three men for questioning for the burning of the Chruch of the Loaves and Fishes, where Christians believe that Jesus performed the miracle of multiplying loaves and fishes. The perpetrators of the anti-Christian attack also wrote graffiti on the walls in Hebrew calling for the ‘destruction of false idols’.

Church after arson attack (image by 'Palestinian Christians'  Facebook group)
Church after arson attack (image by ‘Palestinian Christians’ Facebook group)

Following the arson attack on June 18th, Israeli authorities detained 16 young men briefly, all of them associated with right-wing Jewish extremist groups. They were all released shortly after being detained. It is unknown if any of the three men now in custody were part of the initial group detained for questioning.

Ten of the young men initially detained for questioning were settlers from…

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