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Militants bomb Gaza YMCA library

ICC Note

According to this report by BBC, the gunmen who attacked YMCA asked the people working as the guards at the organization why they work for “infidels”. This is a clear escalation of hatred against Christians in Gaza .

February 15, 2008 Gaza (BBC News) – There has been no claim of responsibility for the YMCA attack Gunmen have attacked the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) in Gaza City and blown up its library, burning thousands of books, its director says.

Eissa Saba said 14 men overpowered the centre’s two security guards before placing bombs in the library and main office. The latter did not explode.

The guards said the gunmen had asked them why they worked for “infidels”.


A number of Christian and other institutions regarded by Muslim extremists as un-Islamic have been targeted by armed gangs over the past two years in the coastal territory, the BBC’s Katya Adler in Jerusalem says.


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