Hamas Failing to Protect Gaza Christians

The World Tribune is reporting that Hamas has done virtually nothing to protect the tiny community of Christians who live in the Gaza Strip.

Palestinian sources said the Islamist regime has not arrested suspects in attacks on the estimated 2,500 Christians in the Gaza Strip. They attributed the assaults to either Hamas operatives or their allies.

“Hamas has limited its response to attacks on the Christian community to verbal condemnations,” a Palestinian source said. “It has not taken efforts to capture those who have targeted Christians.”

The attacks have focused on churches and homes around Gaza City. On Dec. 8, four masked gunmen dressed as Islamic fundamentalists sought to abduct a guard at a church in Gaza City, the second attack since October 2007.

The attempted abduction was foiled by shopkeepers near the church who began shouting. The gunmen fired several shots in the air and drove away in a waiting car.

The sources said the attackers have sought to intimidate Christians into handing over deeds to property. They said the church was attacked because it contains many of the valuables that Christians would not keep at home.

“We believe there are elements who want to drive Christians out of the Gaza Strip,” a church source said. “We have gone to the government and there has not been a response.”

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2 Responses to “Hamas Failing to Protect Gaza Christians”

  1. Fr.Kulakanta Dandasena Says:

    I am sad to hear about the attack on christians and their establishments. I condemn such inhuman activities.The feeling of hatred results due to the ignorance that he is not in the light.As Jesus forgave at the cross saying ” father forgive them for what they are doing they don’t know.”All these attacks are nothing but animality.I condemn such attacks and stop showing hatred to your brother or sister belonging to tother faiths.Winover with your love.

  2. Fr.Kulakanta Dandasena Says:

    I request the Hamas to do the needful to protect the christians. thanks

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