Thursday, December 22, 2011

"Siege" news: 500 Christian Gazans go to Bethlehem

From AP:

Christian Palestinians leave Erez border crossing in the northern Gaza Strip December 22, 2011, as they make their way to the West Bank town of Bethlehem to celebrate Christmas. The Israeli army on Thursday gave permits to some 500 Christian Palestinians from Gaza to enter Israel as they make their way to Bethlehem to celebrate Christmas.
Gaza only has around 3000 Christians altogether.

Meanwhile, Egypt has countered Hamas claims that it did not allow some Gazans to go through Rafah, saying that Hamas had not gone through the normal procedures for allowing people through.