Tuesday, December 04, 2007

"Co-Existish" in Palestine

The advance of civil rights in Muslim-dominated areas:

If Western governments do not address the Muslim persecution and economic plight of Palestinian Arab Christians, there won't be many Christians left in the Holy Land within 15 years, an Israeli scholar said here.

Loss of employment, land seizures, attacks on churches, intimidation, torture, beatings, kidnappings, forced marriage and sexual harassment of Christian women are clear human rights violations that have contributed to the exodus of Christians from the West Bank and Gaza Strip, said Justus Reid Weiner, who spoke at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs on Monday.

It's not just the Muslims, either.

Church leaders blame the steady flow of emigration on Israeli occupation and the security barrier.

Yah...the Christians can't get to decent jobs with that barrier/wall in place.

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