Christian monks brawl at site of Jesus tomb

By David Edwards
Monday, November 10, 2008 9:06 EDT
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Video captured fighting between dozens of worshipers fighting at one of the most sacred Christian sites. Israeli police arrested two clergymen at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. A Greek Orthodox and Armenian monk were arrested after a disagreement came to blows.

The clergymen blamed each other for the brawl. The Armenians claim that the Greek Orthodox worshipers tried to place their monk inside the tomb while the Armenians were conducting a sacred ritual. The Greek Orthodox monks deny responsibility for the fight.

BBC has more details here.

This video is from BBC, broadcast November 10, 2008.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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