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ICC Note: Video footage emerged this Tuesday showing the vandalized floor of a Coptic church in Damietta, Egypt. The message read, ‘you will die, Christians’ painted in red on the church floor. The security camera caught the perpetrator and authorities are now seeking out the man. This is especially disturbing as only a few weeks ago, a church bombing killed 26 Egyptian Christians in Cairo.

12/29/2016 Egypt (Daily News): Video footage emerged Tuesday showing a hate message written on the floor of a church in Damietta.

The video, published on social media, showed the words “you will die Christians” written in Arabic across the floor. The 15 second video also shows a priest in the background.

The incident took place on Tuesday at the Virgin Mary and Pope Kyrillos Amoud Al Din Church in New Damietta City, the priest of the church told Daily News Egypt Wednesday.

“The man who did this was caught on security cameras. The authorities are currently looking for him, after they inspected the crime scene,” Father Alexandrus Georges said.

The priest said that it looked like the perpetrator used oil paint. He added that the material used was hard to remove. Furthermore, the priest saw on the security tape how the man kept mixing paint first and then drawing using a paint brush.

“Traces of the paint were found all the way from the yard to the church’s fence,” he said.

“There was an incident of robbery in the past, but never a terrorist threat such as this,” he added.

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