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Hundreds flock to 'weeping' Mary statue in Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) - Hundreds of people have flocked to a small town in northern Israel to view a statue of the Virgin Mary that residents say "weeps" oil.

Members of a Christian family from Tarshiha, near the Lebanon border, say they have witnessed a miracle in their living room.

Osama Khoury said Tuesday that his wife Amira found the statue "covered with oil" recently. Amira said the statue "spoke to her" and told her not to be afraid. After a neighbor witnessed the oil, word soon spread.

Parts of the statue appear to be slick with moisture, even after it is wiped off.

The family says it is most striking when a "tear" seems to roll down the statue's cheek. It says some 2,000 people have come to see the statue over the last week.

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Wagonmaster February 12 2014 at 12:02 PM

seems posible to me what a real miricle would be is PEACE in this country

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KWMJR February 12 2014 at 3:43 AM

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eriesloop1 February 12 2014 at 3:20 AM

Remarkable, credulity's persistence.

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mialy February 11 2014 at 8:12 PM

You all can say whatever you want to, but the way the world is today, I understand why she is weeping. She stands for the mother of Christ, for heavens sake. It doesn't mean, we have to pray to her, but maybe it means we need to change a little, and who says it's not a sign from God. After all God chose her to be the mother of his only son Jesus Christ. Or did you all forget this?

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jpr03 February 11 2014 at 7:58 PM

WOW. All of you that made negative comments about this story are pure evidence as to how many F-up people are there in the world. If it’s not real ok but don't disrespect. I truly hope all of you that made fun of this story, get a little surprise in the next 7 days to teach you a lesion. Good luck.
Oh yeah God forgive them for they do not know what they say....

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jeanofli jpr03 February 11 2014 at 8:20 PM

They know exactly what they say. If you can't win the "battle" then ATTACK. So very sad.

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jbeversl February 12 2014 at 2:41 AM

Don't be afraid of what?

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rt270rifleman February 12 2014 at 9:25 AM

how am I to say it's not something real?

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marcjannat February 11 2014 at 7:07 PM

If you really believe of GOD pray yourselve . Why you looking for someone to pray for you? Why you pay for the prayer?

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Kate February 12 2014 at 1:57 AM

Why oil? What kind of oil?

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madlyfem Kate February 12 2014 at 2:11 AM

It's the Middle East, and Israel is the only country there that has no oil.

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jbeversl Kate February 12 2014 at 2:44 AM

Good question. Would it prolong the life of my car engine?

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richsglobal February 12 2014 at 10:43 AM

Fake Or Not, Plausible Explanantion Or Not, I Am Sure The Virgin Mary Is Bawling Her Eyes Out Because Of What This World Has Come To! Deviates, Baby Killers, All Kind Of Things. And God Help Me, As I Am No Better

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