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Bethlehem Mayor says Israeli army is ransacking towns

Occupied Jerusalem: 3 April, 2002 (IAP News) Bethlehem mayor Hanna Nasser has accused the Israeli troops of ransacking his town and perpetrating war crimes against innocent civilians. "The bodies of the dead are left in the streets, and wounded are bleeding to death while the Israeli army is refusing rescuers to move in the city."
(post,courtesy, IAP news)
"This is unacceptable from the humanitarian perspective… this is unacceptable." He added.

Nasser warned the Israeli army against attacking the Church of the Nativity where three hundred citizens sought haven from Israeli bombardment.

"I advise the Israeli army to think a thousand times before attacking the Church," said Nasser.

He pointed out that the Israeli army was indulging in "indiscriminate killing" and "occupying religious places."

Nasser said the Israeli invaders ordered all journalists and correspondents into one hotel, telling them not to film any "military activity because we will do whatever we want to do."

Nasser said as many as 17 Palestinians, most of them civilians, have been killed by Israeli bullets or in aerial and artillery bombardment of civilian neighborhoods in the city.

He said Red Cross rescuers were utterly unable to reach those killed or injured "because the Israeli army is shooting anything moving."

Earlier, Christian clergymen in Jerusalem and Bethlehem appealed to US President Bush to force Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to put an end to his army's rampage in Palestinian towns.

The Israeli army on Wednesday turned back more than a hundred clergymen who
sought to come to Bethlehem from Jerusalem to express solidarity with the
beleaguered inhabitants of the city.
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