Priests fight with broomsticks at Church of the Nativity

A priestly brawl broke out this morning at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. They did battle with broomsticks. Unfortunately, no video. (Video!) From CNN:

Several dozen Greek Orthodox and Armenian priests were cleaning the interior of the church Wednesday morning when, according to witnesses, two of them began fighting.

The fight quickly escalated, and soon, 50 to 60 priests were exchanging blows with broomsticks.

Bethlehem police were sent in to quell the fighting, Palestinian police Maj. Ahed Hasayen said.

Police stand guard inside the Church of the Nativity after a fight broke out between priests.
"This is an internal problem related to the Nativity church only. The Palestinian police had to interfere to stop the clashes as soon as possible to avoid devastating consequences," he said.

"Police storm Church of the Nativity to break up brawling priests"