Israeli police arrests suspects in arson attack on ancient church
July 13, 2015
Police in Israel have announced the arrest of several Jewish extremists who are suspected of desecrating an ancient Catholic church on the sea of Galilee, built on the site of one of Jesus' most famous miracles.
The Church of the Multiplication of Church of the Loaves and Fish, in Tabgha, was severely damaged by fire on June 18. In addition to torching the church, vandals had scrawled slogans on the walls condemning the worship of idols.
Police said that “several” suspects were in custody, declining to give an exact number because an investigation is ongoing.
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