We had a server outage, and we're rebuilding the site. Some of the site features won't work. Thank you for your patience.
imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Calendar Publish RSS
Features
latest news
best of news
syndication
commentary


KILLRADIO

VozMob

ABCF LA

A-Infos Radio

Indymedia On Air

Dope-X-Resistance-LA List

LAAMN List




IMC Network:

Original Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: ambazonia canarias estrecho / madiaq kenya nigeria south africa canada: hamilton london, ontario maritimes montreal ontario ottawa quebec thunder bay vancouver victoria windsor winnipeg east asia: burma jakarta japan korea manila qc europe: abruzzo alacant andorra antwerpen armenia athens austria barcelona belarus belgium belgrade bristol brussels bulgaria calabria croatia cyprus emilia-romagna estrecho / madiaq euskal herria galiza germany grenoble hungary ireland istanbul italy la plana liege liguria lille linksunten lombardia london madrid malta marseille nantes napoli netherlands nice northern england norway oost-vlaanderen paris/Île-de-france patras piemonte poland portugal roma romania russia saint-petersburg scotland sverige switzerland thessaloniki torun toscana toulouse ukraine united kingdom valencia latin america: argentina bolivia chiapas chile chile sur cmi brasil colombia ecuador mexico peru puerto rico qollasuyu rosario santiago tijuana uruguay valparaiso venezuela venezuela oceania: adelaide aotearoa brisbane burma darwin jakarta manila melbourne perth qc sydney south asia: india mumbai united states: arizona arkansas asheville atlanta austin baltimore big muddy binghamton boston buffalo charlottesville chicago cleveland colorado columbus dc hawaii houston hudson mohawk kansas city la madison maine miami michigan milwaukee minneapolis/st. paul new hampshire new jersey new mexico new orleans north carolina north texas nyc oklahoma philadelphia pittsburgh portland richmond rochester rogue valley saint louis san diego san francisco san francisco bay area santa barbara santa cruz, ca sarasota seattle tampa bay tennessee urbana-champaign vermont western mass worcester west asia: armenia beirut israel palestine process: fbi/legal updates mailing lists process & imc docs tech volunteer projects: print radio satellite tv video regions: oceania united states topics: biotech

Surviving Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: canada: quebec east asia: japan europe: athens barcelona belgium bristol brussels cyprus germany grenoble ireland istanbul lille linksunten nantes netherlands norway portugal united kingdom latin america: argentina cmi brasil rosario oceania: aotearoa united states: austin big muddy binghamton boston chicago columbus la michigan nyc portland rochester saint louis san diego san francisco bay area santa cruz, ca tennessee urbana-champaign worcester west asia: palestine process: fbi/legal updates process & imc docs projects: radio satellite tv
printable version - js reader version - view hidden posts - tags and related articles


View article without comments

Virgin Mary Shot in West Bank

by Arik Friday, Mar. 15, 2002 at 8:14 AM

A statue of the Virgin Mary was hit by shrapnel Thursday when a shell from an Israeli tank slammed into a church in the City of Jesus's Birth.

Virgin Mary Shot in ...
mary.jpg, image/jpeg, 314x450

A statue of the Virgin Mary hit by shrapnel when a shell from an Israeli tank slammed into a church in the City of Jesus 's Birth, stands a top the chapel of the Holy family hospital and Orphanage in the West Bank town of Bethlehem Thursday March 14, 2002. As U.S. envoy Anthony Zinni left for the Mideast for his third truce attempt in four months , U.S. President George Bush criticized Israel's push into the West Bank and Gaza, the biggest Israeli military operation in two decades. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Dalziel)
Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Additional Coverage

by AP Friday, Mar. 15, 2002 at 10:29 AM

Tank Fire Hits Bethlehem Church

By IBRAHIM HAZBOUN
Associated Press Writer

March 14, 2002, 7:22 AM EST


BETHLEHEM, West Bank -- In a pre-dawn battle Thursday, an Israeli tank shell slammed into a church in the city of Jesus' birth, and shrapnel peppered a statue of the Virgin Mary and sliced off the hands and nose, a nun said.

The church compound also houses a hospital and an orphanage. Patients at the hospital were rushed to a safer room during the fighting.

Israeli forces began moving into central Bethlehem from all directions around 1 a.m. and took control of a southern residential section. Residents said soldiers were searching houses and taking up positions in buildings. Tanks were parked 300 yards from the Church of the Nativity, which Christians revere as the birthplace of Christ.

During a barrage of bullets and artillery, a tank shell punched a bowling ball-sized dent in the thick stone facade of the two centuries-old Holy Family Church. The stone blocks were blackened and pockmarked.

The damaged Virgin Mary sculpture, with arms outstretched, remained standing on the roof beside an unlit star decoration and a flag of the Vatican.

No one was injured inside the church compound.

The nun in charge of the compound, Sister Sophie, said an Israeli tank moved to within 50 yards of the church hospital and fired a shell that struck the top of he church. Under the sound of heavy machine gun fire, she rushed hospital patients into a different wing of the building.

Several women had just given birth in the maternity ward.

One of them, Jihad Quraka, said she heard the booms and bullets whizzing during the battle just after she gave birth to a boy, Ali.

"After I gave birth the tanks moved toward Bethlehem," she said. "They started firing in all directions. It was so scary."

With tears in his eyes, her husband Mohammed, 35, held their small crying Ali.

"We are living in a very difficult situation," he said. "But there is always hope. I have a new baby now."
Copyright © 2002, The Associated Press

http://www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/wire/sns-ap-palestinians-church-hit0314mar14.story?coll=sns%2Dap%2Dnationworld%2Dheadlines
Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


© 2000-2018 Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Running sf-active v0.9.4 Disclaimer | Privacy