• March 26, 2003
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    "Suddenly they began to fire at us. I turned back to my daughters who sat in the back seat. I shouted Christine, Christine, and she did not answer. There was no Christine". This is what Najwa Saada told Ynet, while sitting near the bed of her husband George in Hadassah Ein Karem Hospital in Jerusalem, while not believing that she will burry her little daughter in the following day.

    Ynet, Yediot Ahronot web site, Efrat Weiss, May 26, 2003 (From Hebrew)

    Border Police opens fire on Christian family in Bethlehem
  • February 14, 2003
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    According to Riah Abu Asal, Anglican Bishop of Jerusalem and the Middle East, martyers receive eternal life: "Do not consider those that were killed for the sake of God as dead, but alive with their Lord".


    Fasl Al-MaQal, Feb 6, 2003

    Anglican Bishop:
  • February 14, 2003
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    Israeli forces arrested on Thursday the sole Christian member of al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, a Muslim group spearheading a Palestinian uprising, Palestinian sources and the Israeli army said.

    BETHLEHEM, West Bank, Feb 6, Reuters

    First Christian in Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades
  • February 03, 2003
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    A host of leading Christian clergymen and leading figures attended a mass in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher on Friday, January 31, to show solidarity with the Iraqi people in the face of rising U.S. "immoral and inhumane" war threats.

    In a speech following the mass, Archimandrite Atallah Hanna ridiculed claims that the U.S. forces are amassed in the Gulf region to liberate Iraq.



    Islam Online, Feb 3, 2003

    Church of Holy Sepulcher Hosts pro-Iraq Mass
  • January 28, 2003
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    The Nassar family is one of the few Christian families left in the Bethlehem area that owns hundreds of dunums of land. The transfer of their land to nearby Israelis settlements in contradiction to international law would deal a great blow to the dwindling Christian population in the Bethlehem area in these already very difficult times.

    Allison Jones-Nassar is one of the members of the family who was born in the USA. She writes a direct letter to George W. Bush, the President of the US.

    Special For Come and See, Jan 28, 2003

    Christian Family goes to Israeli supreme Court
  • January 24, 2003
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    A Palestinian has been seriously injured as an Israeli helicopter fired missiles during a raid in Gaza City overnight, causing heavy damage to a Christian Anglican chapel, a metal workshop and other buildings, Palestinian medical and security sources said.

    ABC News, January 24, 2003

    Anglican chapel hit in Gaza raid
  • January 22, 2003
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    The proposed Palestinian constitution declares Islam the official religion, and that the state would guarantee the sanctity of places of worship and respect other religions.

    Most of the 3 million Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip are Muslims, and about 50,000 are Christians.

    By Mark Lavie, Associated Press, Jan 21, 2003

  • January 10, 2003
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    Earlier this month, Ma'ariv published a letter allegedly written by Irineos to Arafat, containing anti-Semitic statements against Jews and Israel. Irineos claimed the letter was a forgery and filed a complaint with the police on the matter

    By Arnon Regular, Ha'aretz Correspondent, Jan 10, 2002

    Greek Orthodox patriarch met Arafat for Christmas
  • December 24, 2002
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    For seven years now, Radio Bethlehem 2000 has provided live audio coverage of the traditional Christmas Eve parade, Christmas Eve Carols from Manger Square and Midnight Mass from the birth-place of Jesus Christ.

    At 3:30 pm, on December 23, Israeli soldiers arrived at the Arrart building that houses the radio station on its fourth floor and ordered everyone outside. No explanation was given.

    By Daoud Kuttab, Special For Come and See, Dec 24, 2002


    Are Christmas Carols a security threat?
  • December 17, 2002
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    When Pope John Paul II appointed Michel Sabbah as the Latin patriarch of Jerusalem in 1988, it was the first time the Holy Land?s indigenous Roman Catholics were led by a fellow Palestinian. Previously, Rome had always sent an Italian to fill the sensitive post. An Interview with the Latin patriarch of Jerusalem Michel Sabbah on the eve of Christmas.

    By Alessandra Borghese, NEWSWEEK INTERNATIONAL, Dec 23, 2002

    Sabbah Speaks to Newsweek