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Christian bookstore in Gaza bombed by Islamists

Discussion in '2007 Archive' started by LadyEagle, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. LadyEagle

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    I am finding it difficult to locate an objective story on this bombing, but apparently the bookstore "just happened" to be next to an internet cafe that was the real target?

    At any rate, even if it is accidental, it is still too bad. About 1/3 of Palestinians are Christian, and Muslim/ Christian relations have always been very good there.
     
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    Yes, good relations in Gaza specifically. But my comment about 1/3 of Palestinians being Christian was a little misleading in this case because most of the Christians live in the West Bank and in exile, but yes, over 30% of Palestinians are Christian. Gaza itself is mainly Muslim, though.

    Here is Reuters story, about as good as any I could find:
    http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L15587768.htm
     
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