How can Israelis celebrate Passover while denying Palestinian Christians the right to travel? | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


How can Israelis celebrate Passover while denying Palestinian Christians the right to travel?

One of the greatest religious stories shared by Jews, Christians and Muslims is the Exodus of Moses and the children of Israel from bondage in Egypt more than 3,000 years ago. This weekend the story will be recounted and reflected upon in Jewish households around the world as families come together for the traditional Passover meal.

This annual religious festival frequently coincides with the Christian festival of Easter, when the world’s Christians congregate in their churches to remember what they believe to have been the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. A joyous occasion, it will be celebrated by Christians everywhere.

For most of the past 2,000 years, Palestinian Christians have flocked to Jerusalem and even Bethlehem at Easter. This year, not for the first time though, Palestinian Christians living in the besieged Gaza Strip will not be able to make their pilgrimage. That particular flock are being refused travel permits by the heartless Israeli occupation authorities.

So while Israeli Jews will be recalling the enduring cry of Moses to “Let my people go” during Passover, spare a thought for the Palestinian Christians in Gaza who stand among many Christians persecuted in the Middle East today.

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