Israeli Police Expel Palestinian Desecraters of Jerusalem Church

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The Times of Israel reports: Israeli police on Sunday, Christmas Day, expelled Palestinian men and their guard dogs from the premises of an East Jerusalem church they had taken over by force and desecrated.

The police were seeking to return the property to the pastor of the Jerusalem Living Bread Church, Karen Dunham. But the Palestinians, who claim the building is theirs, later returned to the church with a restraining order for the pastor, and the dispute is set to go to court on Tuesday.

Dunham told The Times of Israel on Monday that she and her staff have faced a campaign of violence and intimidation for more than two and half years from a group of men who claim ownership over the building.


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