Muslim-Christian Rioting in Bethlehem

(Reuters) Hundreds of Muslims and Christians fought each other with metal rods and stones Tuesday night in the West Bank town of Beit Sahour, adjacent to Bethlehem. The incident began when a Muslim man snuck a camera into a changing room in a Beit Sahour clothes shop as a woman was dressing and snapped several pictures of her, residents said. Inter-religious tension has been brewing for some time in the Bethlehem area, with Christians citing land seizures by Palestinian Muslims and a rise of Islamic radicalism among their grievances.

2004-07-15 00:00:00

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