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Abbas calls Jesus a Palestinian messenger

Written by  |  Tuesday, 24 December 2013 06:09  |  Published in WORLD

BETHLEHEM, West Bank, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Israel accused Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of trying to rewrite history by calling Jesus Christ a "Palestinian messenger."

"He should have read the Gospels before uttering such offensive nonsense, but we will forgive him because he doesn't know what he is doing," Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor said.

Bride has tongue bitten off by jilted lover Featured

Written by  |  Tuesday, 24 December 2013 12:29  |  Published in WORLD

MUMBAI, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- An Indian woman had her tongue bitten off by a jilted lover moments before she was to marry another man, police said.

Palestinian Israeli killed in Gaza violence

Written by  |  Tuesday, 24 December 2013 12:39  |  Published in WORLD

JERUSALEM, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- A 3-year-old Palestinian girl was killed in Israeli air raids in Gaza shortly after an Israeli was killed by sniper fire near the Gaza border, officials said.

A Gaza health ministry spokesman told the Ma'an news agency the girl was killed and her mother and brother were injured in one of the Israeli air force strikes. Three other Palestinians were injured when Israeli tanks shelled sites east of Gaza city, the news agency said.

Israel said its forces undertook a series of strikes against terror targets in Gaza in response to the killing of Israeli civilian worker Salah Abu Latyef, 22, by a Palestinian sniper near the border with Gaza in the afternoon.



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