Galilee church where Jesus ‘fed the 5000’ hit by arson attack

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has enlisted the country’s domestic intelligence chief to investigate an arson attack on a revered church in the Galilee, where Christians believe Jesus performed the miracle of feeding 5,000 people with loaves and fish.

The fire, suspected to the the work of Jewish extremists, broke out at the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes at Tabgha, located on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, late on Wednesday night. It caused extensive damage to the exterior and interior of the building, while two people were taken to hospital after suffering from smoke inhalation.

Graffiti in Hebrew declaring that “False idols will be smashed” was found scrawled in red on the walls.

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  • Norman_In_New_York

    I hope they catch the perps.

  • Jay Currie

    Religions have their fanatics. Most are at the fringe. I can’t imagine 50 or 60 percent of Jews supporting such an attack… Maybe a hundred or so of the ultra religious but I would be stunned if it turned out to be more.

  • Shebel

    Perhaps , We should attempt to de-radicalise the Jews?
    Maybe it was the gas chambers and ovens.

    That has them upset.

  • John

    Israel is the only country in the entire region that can be counted on to do the right thing in cases like this