Monday, April 10, 2017

Palestinians and Egyptians protest against Egypt attacks, Bethlehem



Palestinians and Christians from the Coptic community who are marking Easter in Bethlehem, participated on April 10 in a protest in front of the church of Nativity, against the attacks on the Egyptian churches on Palm Sunday. Protesters voiced anger and concern over the latest attacks on their denomination's churches in Egypt saying that "terrorism was made this time to distort the image of religion".

At least 36 people were killed and more than 100 injured in bomb attacks on two Coptic churches on Palm Sunday, in the latest assault on a religious minority increasingly targeted by Islamist militants. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks, which come a week before Coptic Easter and in the same month that Pope Francis is scheduled to visit Egypt.

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