Israeli settlement sweep the birthplace of ‘Jesus Christ’
October 12, 2013 12:18
Scene seems settlements surrounding the city of Bethlehem, the birthplace of “Christ, peace be upon him”, and nearby communities such as Beit Jala and Beit Sahour, as if a giant concrete object expands over the mountains and hills, threatening to engulf the Earth and the invasion of the cities.
In a report to Al-Hayat today, it addressed the incursion of Israeli settlement to the cradle of the “Messiah” So that opens a window of your house in the town of Beit Jala even bump into your eyes with a series of settlements compact extended such as “Gilo” and “Har Gilo” and “Kiryat Menachem” and ” Kiryat Yovel “and” Grgam “and” Aura “.
It is Manger Square, which saw the birth of Jesus Christ, collides with your eyes settlements “Har Homa” and “Beitar” and the “Givat همتوس” and others, as well as the command in the town of Beit Sahour.
Yesterday, the city hosted three Palestinian concentrated where the majority of Palestinian Christians due to their association with Active where Christ was born, dozens of foreign diplomats to brief them on the size of the settlement risk who swallows their land, and threatens their survival in the land of Christ.
The mayor of Beit Jala Nael Salman told diplomats foreigners: “Israel confiscated our land piece by piece and evaluate the settlements, and when confiscated our land, we lose the source of our life, which is the land planted, and we lose the ability to build and expand and accommodate new generations, so the confiscation of land, livelihood , pushes Christians to search for the source of livelihood elsewhere, and this leads to empty the land of Christ of Christians. ”
He added: “The Christians make up 20% of the inhabitants of Palestine before the establishment of Israel, and today make up less than 2% due to migration in search of the source of livelihood after Israel occupied our land and confiscated أملاكنا and livelihoods.”
He went on to say: “The goal is clear, dump the land of Christ, Christians, dump the land of Palestine from the Palestinians, what would mean the Church of the Nativity if not around Christians?”.
He visited dozens of diplomats and representatives of foreign institutions, especially the European, Mount Cremisan in Beit Jala threatened confiscation, and helped farmers in the olive harvest.
Khoury said the parish of Beit Jala, Father Ibrahim Shomali, that 85 families from Beit Jala threatened loss of livelihood if Israel completed its plan designed to build a wall around Beit Jala and the isolation of the territory of Mount Cremisan, adding: “The area of Mount Cremisan 7200 acres planted with olives, grapes, almonds, and If the wall was built, 85 families will lose the source of life. ”
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