This disturbing story from the Washington Times on the conduct of the Palestians and the Franciscans during the seige on the Church of the Nativity. Stockpiles of food were seized and voraciously consumed by the Palestinians. They boozed like sailors. Orthodox priests didn’t have anything good to say about their “guests” or their Franciscan brothers:
Angry Orthodox priests yesterday showed two reporters about 20 empty bottles of whiskey, champagne, vodka, cognac and French wine on a kitchen shelf and on the floor of two rooms.