<National Report>After a bloody week of clashes that has left several hundred Palestinians dead, Hamas has exacted revenge by leveling the revered Church of The Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. Several hundred Hamas extremists have funneled into the city via a network of underground “terror tunnels“.
Israel soldiers only recently discovered these tunnels and have worked diligently to disable as many as they could. It has been discovered that a number of these tunnels lead directly to Holy sites all over Jerusalem. It is clear that the goal of Hamas is to destroy as many of these monuments as possible.
Overnight hundreds of heavily armed Hamas soldiers stormed the church, looting everything in sight before installing explosives and completely demolishing the structure. “It has been reduced to rubble”, a despondent Amir Yutz said as he observed the wreckage Hamas left in its wake. “This is a tragedy that will reverberate across many continents. Palestinians are obviously frustrated with the US refusing to aid them in their fight against Israel, so now they have vowed to destroy holy landmarks. It’s horrific.”
The Church Of The Holy Sepulchre, is known for being the site where Jesus was crucified. It is said to also contain the place where Jesus was buried. Because of this, the Church has been a significant Christian pilgrimage destination since at least the 4th century.
This isn’t the first time the church’s been destroyed. On October 11th, 1001, Fatimid caliph Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah leveled the church during his campaign to destroy Christian worship sites in Egypt and Palestine.