Violence Between Clergy At Jesus’s Birthplace
Armenian Orthodox and Greek Orthodox priests went at it.
[They] screamed at each other and beat each other with broomsticks during Wednesday’s cleanup inside the Church of the Nativity in the West Bank town of Bethlehem.
They were tidying up the church ahead of Orthodox Christmas celebrations in early January.
The two denominations each control sections of the church and fiercely guard their turf. The violence broke out when the sides accused each other of crossing into each other’s territory. Similar fights have taken place in past years.
Palestinian forces broke it up.Click here for reuse options!
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