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Burning of Church of the Multiplication

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18 Jun 2015
Burning of Church of the Multiplication

The Honourable Binyamin Netanyahu
Prime Minister of IsraelThe Prime Minister’s Office
3 Kaplan Street, Hakirya
Jerusalem  91950  Israel

RE:  Burning of Church of the Multiplication

Dear Prime Minister Netanyahu,

The International Christian Embassy Jerusalem wishes to stand with the government of Israel in your condemnation of the arson attack on the Church of the Multiplication along the shores of the Sea of Galilee early this morning.

This appears to have been a deliberate attack on an important symbol of the Christian faith here in the Holy Land, marking the traditional site where Jesus prayed over a basket of fishes and loaves and fed multitudes.

We are confident that the relevant Israeli authorities will do their utmost to identify the perpetrators of this shameful hate crime and bring them to justice. In so doing, the State of Israel will continue to distinguish itself as a defender of democratic freedoms, religious tolerance and the rule of law, all within a region where churches are often burnt and no one is held accountable.

Respectfully yours,

Dr. Jürgen Bühler
Executive Director
International Christian Embassy Jerusalem


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