PALESTINE PULSEGaza's Christians blocked from travel to Bethlehem | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

PALESTINE PULSEGaza's Christians blocked from travel to Bethlehem

Palestinian Christians in Gaza are feeling a damper on the Christmas spirit this year as Israeli authorities have blocked many from receiving exit permits to celebrate the Christmas holidays in Bethlehem in the West Bank.

While Western Christians celebrate, following the Gregorian calendar, Dec. 25 of every year, Eastern churches — to which the majority of Palestinian Christians belong — follow the Eastern calendar and celebrate on Jan. 7.

The international organization Middle East Concern, which advocates for the rights of Christians in the Middle East and North Africa, said in a Dec. 10 statement that most of the applications by Christian Palestinians in the Gaza Strip for permits to participate in Christmas celebrations in Bethlehem had been rejected by Israeli authorities. It noted that "nearly all" of the requests were rejected, "with only Christians over the age of fifty-five being allowed to travel."

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JUST when I think I have seen the Israeli government at its most xenophobic and apartheid worst, it will surprise me all over again, by going to a depth of "hubristic smarmy" that I cannot possibly un-see.

And to all those Evangelicals who cannot praise Israel enough; if you knew the degree of contempt they have for you, you would be shocked to your very core.

I don't know what the Hebrew equivalent for "useful idiots" is, but I am very sure that phrase gets used frequently, when various Zionist organisations get together, and ridicule you.

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