Date :Tuesday, December 25th, 2018 | Time : 09:50 |ID: 81584 | Print

RESTRICTIONS ON PRESENCE OF QUDS’ CHRISTIANS IN CELEBRATION OF CHRISTMAS

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SHAFAQNA- Secretary general of the Islamic-Christian Council, Hana Isa, said that the Israeli regime was blocking the city of Quds by preventing the arrival of many Christians in the city.

She said that attacking the churches, burning and stealing is another problem, adding that closing of Al-Qiyamah church in Jerusalem in February affected the presence of Christians in Jerusalem and made them thinking of immigration.

Hannah Isa stressed that “The situation in the city is so bad, but Muslim Brothers participate in celebrating Christmas for the first time in all Islamic institutions by illuminating the Christmas tree”.

Aِِlso the director of the Christian youth community in Quds said “Christians in Jerusalem suffer from severe economic pressure because of Israeli stricter measures against commercial sites, and this has affected our joy at Christmas, and we wished things become better”.

“Many Christians in Jerusalem are suffering from unemployment, due to the obstacles and inspections that Israel has put in our path, and it takes three hours every day to cross these obstacles,” he added.

The city of Bethlehem has a special importance for Christians, because it is the birthplace of Jesus Christ (PBUH). It has several churches, one of the most important churches is Mahd Church, and it is believed that Christ (AS) was born there and this church is built in the year 330 by the ancient Palestinians.

 

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