Friday, Oct. 09
Latest News
  1. 2 killed, 19 injured as Israeli forces open fire at Gaza demo
  2. Palestinian woman shot, injured after stabbing Israeli in Afula
  3. Israeli stabs, injures 4 Palestinians in Dimona
  4. Army: Israeli moderately injured in Afula stab attack by Palestinian
  5. Israeli forces kill Palestinian in Shufat refugee camp raid
  6. Clashes erupt at Bethlehem's northern entrance
  7. Police: Israeli soldier stabbed in Tel Aviv
  8. Police: Palestinian detained after Israeli stabbed in Jerusalem
  9. Israeli media: Palestinian shot near Jerusalem after car attack
  10. Police: Palestinian stabs Israelis in Petah Tikva, arrested at scene
  11. 84 Palestinians injured by rubber bullets in West Bank clashes
  12. Israeli forces raid home of Jerusalem stab suspect
  13. Reports: Palestinian killed after stabbing soldier in Kiryat Gat
  14. Israeli media: Palestinian shot dead after stabbing Israeli
  15. 2 Palestinians sustain injuries in Dar Salah clashes
  16. Residents of Majdal Bani Fadil prevent settler attack overnight
  17. Jordan MP's son 'carried out Iraq suicide attack'
  18. 15 Palestinians injured at Qalandiya checkpoint, 5 with live fire
  19. Palestinian shot, critically injured during clashes in Beit Hanina
  20. 2 Palestinians shot, injured during clashes near el-Bireh

Fire breaks out in Church of the Nativity

May 27, 2014 1:34 P.M. (Updated: May 27, 2014 7:59 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- A small fire broke out in the Church of the Nativity on Tuesday after a candle holder fell to the ground, security sources told Ma'an.

Father Ibrahim Faltas, economist of the Custody of the Holy Land, told Ma'an that a candle holder accidentally fell causing a curtain to light on fire.

The Patriarchal Commissioner in Bethlehem, Archbishop Theophylaktos, called on the chief of police in Bethlehem to carry out an investigation into the fire.

He said the fire caused minor damages to the Grotto of the Nativity.

Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2015