​Israel frees young extremists who burnt Galilee church

Israel has questioned and set free the 16 extremists who torched the historic "loaves and fishes" church.

​Israel frees young extremists who burnt Galilee church

World Bulletin / News Desk

A group of young Jewish settlers who torced a historic church have been released without charge. Israel has vowed to find the arsonists who were responsible.

The church, located on the banks of the Sea of Galilee, was set on fireearly Thursday morning. Graffiti saying, “The false gods will be eliminated,” in Hebrew which is a quote from a common Jewish prayer was also daubed on a wall.

The building suffered extensive damage, with the roof partly collapsed and stone walls charred. Several members of the clergy suffered smoke inhalation, and one 80-year-old monk was reportedly hospitalized. 

The church marks the Biblical story of the Feeding of the 5,000, in which Jesus fed a crowd with five loaves and two fish, and has been rebuilt several times since the fifth century.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 19 Haziran 2015, 12:20