Christian Persecution Rises in Israel

Christian leaders in Israel explained that Christians are increasingly being persecuted, assaulted, and spat at in the Holy Land.

Videos emerged of Israeli occupation forces assaulting Christians.

According to the Associated Press, Pierbattista Pizzaballa, the head of the Roman Catholic Church in the Holy Land, claimed the “frequency of these attacks, the aggressions, has become something new.

Reporting from the Associated Press:

Physical assaults and harassment of clergy often go unreported, the center said. It has documented at least seven serious cases of vandalism of church properties from January to mid-March — a sharp increase from six anti-Christian cases recorded in all of 2022. Church leaders blame Israeli extremists for most of the incidents, and say they fear an even greater surge.

"This escalation will bring more and more violence," Pizzaballa said. "It will create a situation that will be very difficult to correct."