Here are some photos of what has happened after the announcement of the UNESCO to include the Church of the Nativity (the traditional birthplace of Jesus) and its pilgrimage route to the list of World Heritage in Danger. Read more (Palestinians celebrate UNESCO vote)
“Since 2004, the whole family did not gather, not even once. Someone is always missing,” recounted Alexandra Halabi, a Christian mother of four sons imprisoned by Israeli forces. When Alexandra’s eldest son Raed was detained in July 2004, she did not know it was only the beginning of a struggle that would scatter her family. … Continue reading
تحت شعار “الأرض لنا، نحن نعيش وموجودون هنا”، أقام مسيحيو محافظة بيت لحم قداسا إلاهيا في منطقة كريميزان وذلك كرد من أهالي المحافظة على النوايا الإسرائيلية بضم آلاف الدونمات من أراضي منطقة كريميزان والولجة داخل جدار الضم والتوسع وحضر القداس مستشار الرئيس الفلسطيني للشؤون المسيحية زياد البندك، ونائب رئيس بلدية بيت جالا وجمع غفير من … Continue reading
On October 20, 2011, hundreds of residents of Bethlehem marched with candles and torches in support of prisoners from the West Bank city who were released to exile in Gaza as part of a captive swap deal with Israel.
Pentecost or the fifteenth day is one of the prominent feasts in the Christian liturgical year commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Disciples of Christ after the Resurrection. It is celebrated seven weeks (50 days) after Easter Sunday. On this day, June 12, 2011, I had received a permit that allowed me … Continue reading