The Archdiocese of Jerusalem is reporting that for the third time in two years, the Christian housing complex of Bethphage has come under assault by local Islamic youth:
This occurred on Monday, August 20, from 8:00 p.m. to midnight when a group of fifty boys attacked the residential complex for 79 families which is part of a project of the Franciscans of the Holy Land. Following a brawl between young people of the Christian area and some neighbors, friends were called and they all attacked the complex, yelling, throwing stones, smashing cars and windows of houses. A number of residents were injured and one had to be hospitalized for treatment. ”They do so because they know that we will not respond with violence!” protested David Josef, a father of five children, as he emphasized: “This is the third time this happened to us in two years …”The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (Camera) notes that:
When an unknown individual spray painted the phrase “Jesus is a monkey” in Hebrew on the doors of a Trappist monastery in Latroun on Sept. 5, 2012, it made the papers all over the world.
The desecration, thought to be perpetrated by an Israeli Jew angry over the evacuation of Migron in the West Bank, was covered in the Jerusalem Post, Haaretz, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, and a number of other news outlets, throughout the world.
It was covered in Ireland, Scotland and the Netherlands, for example. CNN and NBC News also covered the desecration.Yet for some unknown reason the international media ignores Arab-Muslim attacks upon Christians in the Holy Land.