Israel blocks Palestinians from Easter celebrations

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Israeli authorities on Friday prevented dozens of Christians from crossing to the West Bank through Gaza’s Beit Hanoun crossing, a Palestinian liaison official said.

The Israeli side allowed only 25 Christians out of 100 to enter to the West Bank to celebrate Easter. They banned dozens who gathered outside the crossing, saying only 25 per day would be allowed to cross.

The liaison official said departures would resume Sunday after the regular Saturday closure.

About 230 Palestinian Christians have already departed the Gaza Strip since Israel granted 500 permits for worshipers hoping to enter the West Bank to mark Orthodox Easter celebrations.

The permits are valid from April 30 until May 12.

(Source / 04.05.2013)

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