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    Turkish Assyrians Condemn Israeli Attacks

    Zaman Online, Turkey
    July 30 2006

    The Assyrian Christian community in Turkey has condemned the ongoing
    Israeli aggression against Lebanon, criticizing Israel for massacring
    innocent people.

    Christian Assyrian Church priest Gabriel Akyuz labeled the Israeli
    attacks as savagery. Akyuz said that the attacks were not justified.
    "The United Nations should immediately call for a ceasefire in
    Lebanon," he said.

    "We, as men of religion, can only pray for peace," Akyuz added.

    Father Akyuz said that thousands of Assyrian in Lebanon were living
    in fear due to the Israeli attacks. "Some Assyrians who fled from
    Beirut found shelter with the Assyrian community in Antakya."

    "We are all members of the same family; there is no discrimination
    among Muslims, Christians, Jews and Armenians. The war should be