who was constantly accused of doing missionary work in Hamas ruled Gazastan.
A prominent Palestinian Christian activist was found dead on a Gaza City street Sunday, sending a shudder of fear through a tiny Christian community feeling increasingly insecure since the Islamic Hamas seized control last summer.
The body of Rami Khader Ayyad, the 32-year-old director of Gaza's
only Christian bookstore, bore a visible gunshot wound to the head, and
an official at Gaza's Shifa Hospital said he was also stabbed numerous
times. Ayyad had been missing since Saturday afternoon.
Ayyad regularly received anonymous death threats from angry people
who accused him of missionary work, a rarity among Gaza's Christians.
His store, which is associated with a Christian group called the
Palestinian Bible Society, was firebombed in April.
"We feel Rami was killed for his Christian faith," said Simon Azazian, a spokesman at the Bible Society's head office in Jerusalem.
The man was survived by a pregnant wife and two Kids. Hamas denies any involvement, of course. Must be the Jooozzz!