Christians worried about settler violence

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While the pope condemned, on Sunday January 29, the “death spiral” growing between Israelis and Palestinians, Christians in the Holy Land denounce a growing atmosphere of insecurity. On January 26, a group of young settlers ransacked businesses in the Christian quarter of Jerusalem. The anti-Arab slogans uttered did not openly target Christians. But after the desecration of the Protestant cemetery of Mount Zion by radical Jews, concern is mounting. “These militants are against everyone who is not Jewish. The atmosphere is full of hate,” denounces Brother Schnabel, Benedictine of Dormition Abbey.

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