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Muslim-Christian Tensions in Hamastan

Jonathan Schanzer

An attack on an elderly Christian woman in Gaza triggered fresh fears among Gaza’s 2,500 Christians, according to this piece in the Jerusalem Post today.

Claire Farah Tarazi was the latest victim of anti-Christian attacks that have increased in the Gaza Strip since Hamas took full control of the area in June. A masked man in black clothes knocked on her door late at night and demanded all her money. He beat her on her hands, calling her an “infidel,” demanding money and jewelry.

For more on Hamas’ Taliban tactics, see our latest issue of inFocus, dealing entirely with the Hamas challenge in Gaza.