Cardinal Roger Etchegaray will participate directly in solving the crisis in Bethlehem caused by the Israeli Army siege around the Basilica of the Nativity, since 30 days ago.
According to Israel Radio, Israel Defense Forces will not permit Pope`s envoy to visit Bethlehem`s Church of Nativity
Special for Come and See, May 2, 2002
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PALESTINE \ Apr 28, 20023419A Baptist Pastor living in Nazareth writes about his family in Bethlehem: "They are under curfew for 12 days, but do not feel bitterness in their hearts towards anyone, not even to the soldiers standing out of the door, but feel frustrated from the situation".
The electricity was cut off for more than 5 days - also the water.
By Azar Ajaj, Special For Come and See, April 28, 2002
PALESTINE \ Apr 18, 20023329Israeli soldiers entered Ramallah's Lutheran School of Hope on Tuesday (April 16), reportedly breaking down doors, shattering glass and wielding sledgehammers
By Elaine Ruth Fletcher, RNS, April 16, 2002
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PALESTINE \ Apr 10, 20023322The Monk was shot and seriously wounded in Bethlehem, most likely by Israeli fire, in the Church of Nativity Compound.
Haaretz, April 10, 2002
PALESTINE \ Apr 09, 20023361Israeli Force soldiers enter the compound of Christmas Lutheran Church, Bethlehem at April 4 and detained the Rev. Mitri Raheb, pastor of the church
Maranatha Christian News Service, April 5, 2002
PALESTINE \ Apr 04, 20023739According to Bishara Awad, President of Bethlehem Bible College, 100 to 150 people are inside the Church of Nativity including families and Palestinian security forces. He is reminded of the refuge cities mentioned in the Old Testament
Bishara Awad, Bethlehem, Special for Come and See, April 4, 2002
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