Jewish answer to ISIS?

Associated Press “Catholic church in Israel badly damaged by suspected arson attack“
Harriet Sherwood “Catholic bishop condemns arson attack on Israel church by 'Jewish zealots'”

既に先週の話になるが、イスラエルガリラヤ湖*1のほとりのTabgha*2にあるカトリック教会がユダヤ教過激派と推定される連中に襲撃・放火された。この教会(Church of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fish)*3は1980年代の創建だが、イエスが5枚の麺麭と2匹の魚で5000人の腹を満たす奇蹟*4を行ったとされるトポスに建てられている;

The church, which receives 5,000 visitors a day, was built in the 1980s on the site believed to be where Jesus performed the miracle of feeding 5,000 people with five loaves of bread and two fish, on the north-western shore of the Sea of Galilee. It incorporates an ancient mosaic floor, part of a fifth-century church, which survived the attack.
(Harriet Sherwood “Catholic bishop condemns arson attack on Israel church by 'Jewish zealots'” )

There have been dozens of attacks on Christian sites in the Holy Land in recent years. Targets have included Dormition Abbey in Jerusalem’s Old City, a Trappist monastery in Latroun, and the Convent of St Francis on Mount Zion. A surge of anti-Christian graffiti – such as “Death to Christians”, “We will crucify you” and “Jesus is a monkey” – preceded Pope Francis’s visit to the Holy Land last year.

The Church of the Multiplication was also attacked in April, when perpetrators destroyed crosses in an outdoor prayer area and threw stones at worshippers.
(Harriet Sherwood “Catholic bishop condemns arson attack on Israel church by 'Jewish zealots'”)

中東というとシリアやイラク、さらにはリビアにおけるISISの蛮行が世界的な注目を集めているが*6、これはJewish answer to ISISといえるだろうか。教会の壁面に書かれた「偶像崇拝」を糾弾するヘブライ語の落書きには、何となくISISからのインスパイアを感じてしまうのだ。


*2:See eg.

*3:See eg.

* 国府田祐人「五千人の給食 ?」

*5:“ASIA/HOLY LAND – Suspected arson attack against the Church of the miracle of the loaves and fishes in Galilee”

*6:See also