Thursday, April 5, 2012

Israel allows 500 Christians to leave Gaza for Easter

Maan News Agency: Israel allows 500 Christians to leave Gaza for Easter: BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israel is expected to allow some 500 Palestinian Christians to leave the Gaza Strip to attend Easter services in Jerusalem, Israeli news reports said Thursday.

So far 107 Christians have left Gaza following coordination between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, the Hebrew-language daily Yedioth Ahronoth reported Thursday.

About 35,000 Palestinians will be allowed to enter Jerusalem, the report said.