Israeli police said today (July 12, 2015) they have arrested several Jewish suspects over an arson attack last month at a shrine where Christians believe Jesus performed the miracle of loaves and fishes, the Newsmax website reports.
The arson had sparked widespread condemnation and concern from Christians globally, with the site visited by some 5,000 people each day.
The Church of the Multiplication at Tabgha -- located on the shores of the Sea of Galilee -- is where many Christians believe Jesus fed 5,000 in the miracle of the five loaves and two fish.
One of the buildings within the compound was completely destroyed in the blaze, but the church itself was not damaged. Hebrew graffiti was found on another building within the complex, reading "Idols will be cast out or destroyed." The text is part of a common Jewish prayer.