This Christmas, remember Palestine's Christians Living Under Occupation!

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    This Christmas, remember Palestine's Christians

    By Mairead Corrigan-Maguire

    This Christmas, remember Palestine's Christians | Maan News Agency

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    The author addresses the distressing times for the Christians of the Holy Land. This was revealed by a South African ecumenical delegation, who were recently "traumatized" during an Advent visit to Palestinian Christians in Bethlehem and East Jerusalem earlier this month.

    "They reported that "it felt like walking into another apartheid ambush … the multiple Israeli house demolitions, the discriminatory Israeli legal system, the daily intimidation of Palestinians by the Israeli Defense Forces, the Israeli Apartheid Wall and its associated regime of restrictions on movement and access for Palestinians, the imprisonment of a large percentage of Palestinians (including children), the ongoing confiscation of Palestinian water and land, the closure of previously bustling Palestinian streets and businesses."

    To simply take the case of Bethlehem -- although Christians live in many other areas of Palestine and Israel – one sees that from an historic high of 80 percent in 1947, Christians now make up only around 20 percent of the population. The past decade alone has seen over 10 percent of Christians leaving their homeland."

    They also jointly stated they "did not expect the extent to which Israel violates international law to oppress the Palestinian people."

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    ---the ARAB SPRING------nothing new----islamic revivals are periodic in every
    islamic shit hole -----and in every case---non muslims are murdered for the GLORY
    OF ALLAH/ISA christians are dying in Pakistan, Indonesia, Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria
    etc etc etc ALL TO THE DELIGHT OF SHERRI ------why? if a few are murdered by
    muslims in Bethlehem----SHE CAN BLAME THE JOOOOOOS
     
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    more from the article

    Palestinian Christians deny that their difficulties are caused by "Muslim extremism," and a poll taken in Bethlehem found that an overwhelming majority of Bethlehem's Christians blamed the Israeli occupation and its effect on the local economy for the migration of Christians, not Muslim extremism.

    George Rishmawi of the Palestinian Center for Rapprochement points out how in land grabs, Israel does not distinquish between Muslims and Christians, citing Jabal Abu Ghneim as an example, this was land, mostly Christain, confiscated by Israel for the illegal Jewish only settlement of Har Homa. He also says "Palestinians are part of the Palestinian social fabric … and of Islamic culture. Palestinians do not differentiate between Muslims and Christians." "

    The illegal Jewish only settlements pose a grave threat to Palestinians, Christian and Muslim Palestinians alike, in Bethlehem.

    Today , there there are 22 of these illegal Jewish only settlements established on Bethlehem's land.

    And the illegal Wall, held illegal by The Intl Court of Justice in 2004, steals a further 980 acres and restricts freedom of movement and trade.

    The western network of settlements isolates Bethlehem from Jerusalem, and if it expands it will also stop growth of Bethlehem towards the Jordan Valley and Dead Sea

    http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=550330

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    christian populations have HISTORICALLY always been decimated to the point of GENOCIDE in countries which are predominantly muslim. The entire christian population
    was genocided out of existence in ARABIA -----and in YEMEN and even in Afghanistan which ---YES----did have a considerable christian population at one time NAZI SOWS
    comically like to blame the problem of islamic genocide of christians ---on jews. I am not
    surprised the disgusting ass licking sow parrots some of her heros to wit---"DOCTOR" ARIBERT HEIM ------a convert to islam ----he hated jesus the jew but like sherri--LOVED ISA THE MUSLIM PROPHET
     
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    No, this is not about the Arab Spring, it is about the continuing negative effects on Palestinian Christians of the Israeli Occupation!
     
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    No, we are addressing Israel's unlawful acts against Palestinian Christians in her unlawful Occupation, such as theft of Palestinian Christian land in Bethlehem to build illegal Jewish only settlements for terrorist Jews to raise terrorist illegal settler children in.
     
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    The article also address how the Israeli occupation has severely affected freedom of worship in Bethlehem. There is in effect a harsh permit system that restricts access to holy sites in Jerusalem for both Christians and Muslims.

    In addition, the illegal settlements and separation wall (held illegal by The Intl Court of Justice in 2004) hinder religious ceremonies in the Bethlehem - Beit Sahour - Beit Jala locality. An illustration of this, Palestinians in Beit Jala, having already had 70% of their land stolen for illegal settlements, are now faced with Israeli plans to erect a wall that will separate them from one of Bethlehem’s last green areas, the Cremisan Valley. The land in the Cremisan valley is owned by 58 Palestinian Christian families and by various churches.

    The author, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, ends the article by urging Christians all over the world to "support the Palestinians' call for non-violent resistance" and exercise responsible Holy Land tourism when they visit , by visiting Palestinian Christians indigenous to the land of Palestine and embrace the BDS Movement, and exercise pressure on Israel to abide by intl law, guided by principles set forth in the Palestinian Christian Kairos document, A Moment of Truth

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    sherri still imagines she is MALIKA in a stinking shariah cesspit where she would be "ENTITLED BY LAW" to decide what jews can and cannot say-------of course
    she also fantasizes she is COMMANDANTRESS in Auschwitz Poor sherri-----to her lasting
    regret she was not born during the INQUISITION where she could AUTO EROTICIZE while tossing jewish infants into bonfires during the AUTO DE FE

    oh poor frustrated sherri. Sherri YOU COULD go to saudi arabia and have hindu slaves try it -----you would like it or perhaps you would like to have christian sex slaves in KHARTOUM
     
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    Rosie,

    Israel has no sovereignty rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, they are Occupiers, and these land thefts and illegal settlemenst and illegal walls all violate intl law!

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    wrong again sherri-----there is no country called Palestine---historically THE ROMANS called ISRAEL/JUDEA "PALESTINA" especially after they created the HOLY STINKING ROMAN EMPIRE ---first reich under the vile pig CONSTANTINE (pre cursor to your "god" ADOLF ABU ALI )

    ----the west bank is DISPUTED LAND. Jordan attacked Israel in 1967 and lost that war and ABANDONED the west bank Most lawyers do understand the concept of DISPUTED PROPERTY In fact disputes over borders are very prevalent in courts of law thruout the USA

    Most lawyers also agree that sneaking into houses in order to slit the throats of infants
    for the glory of allah/isa ---is NOT LEGAL and most lawyers would not lick the shit
    off of the anuses of those who so engage
     

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