Easter Week: Christians in the Holy Land are commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Good Friday prayers and processions through Jerusalem's Old City Price tag incident: vandals set fire to the entrance door of a mosque in Umm al-Fahm and spray painted the words ‘Arabs out’ on its walls. Umm al-Fahm police has launched an investigation into the incident Jew lists: US Secretary of State John Kerry says that Jews in a city in eastern Ukraine had been ordered to register with the authorities and calls the idea intolerable Price tag incident: following the price tag attack on an Umm al-Fahm mosque, Jamil Mahagna, the mosque's Imam, says: ‘Such incidents aim to harm relations between Arabs and Jews. We demand the arrest of the criminals.’
22 august 2012 Last updated at 09:58 GMT  

Militants bomb Egyptian diplomat’s car in Benghazi

A car belonging to an Egyptian diplomat has been blown up near his home in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi in the latest incident highlighting the continuing instability in the country following last year’s revolution. 

The bombing took place a day after two people were killed in the capital Tripoli in attacks which authorities have blamed on supporters of deposed leader Muammar Gaddafi. 

Meanwhile, police diffused more car bombs throughout the capital as security levels were raised across the country. The latest round of violence comes just days ahead of the anniversary of the capture of Tripoli by rebels and just weeks after the country’s first free election in more than four decades. 

Authorities are still trying to disarm various militia groups throughout the country who have refused to lay down arms and cede power to the national government.

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