Priest lightly hurt in attack by two Palestinian youths in Bethlehem

Police receive a complaint on Sunday from an Israeli Christian priest, who says he was attacked by young Palestinian men in a church in Bethlehem, after asking them to be quiet during prayers.

The priest filed a complaint with police earlier today saying the youths made noise outside the church, leading him to ask them to be quiet.

After the service, he found two youths waiting for him outside, one of the holding a knife. They attacked him, leaving him lightly hurt at the scene.

One suspect, a Palestinian resident of East Jerusalem, was caught by Palestinian police and is being handed to the Israel Police for questioning, police say.

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