Arsonists torch Jerusalem church; none wounded, but damage reported

By ETGAR LEFKOVITS
October 24, 2007 00:30




A central Jerusalem church was set on fire late Tuesday night, police said. There were no injuries reported in the midnight blaze at the Baptist Church on Narkis Street, but the interior of the downtown Jerusalem church was lightly to moderately damaged by the fire, Jerusalem police spokesman Shmuel Ben-Ruby said. Some Christian holy books inside the church were also burnt. The motive of the rare arson attack was not immediately clear, and the incident was under investigation. Church officials were not immediately available for comment.


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