Jan 12 2009
Palestinian Christians lived free under Israeli rule but now are being slaughtered and run out of of town by their fellow Palestinian Muslims.
Rami Ayyad, the director of the Protestant Holy Bible Society in Gaza, was stabbed to death and his body dumped in a field near Gaza city.
Since the Hamas takeover in Gaza there have been an increasing number of attacks against Palestinian Christians who comprise a small percentage of the 1.5 million living in the Gaza Strip. Since the outbreak of the Al Aksa intifada seven years ago, thousands of Palestinian Christians have fled abroad and Bethlehem is no longer a predominently Christian city.
Under Islamic rule, Palestinian Christians will have 3 choices – convert to Islam, be killed, or flee.
Accused of not being anti-Israel enough, Palestinian Christians fear their fate if Palestine becomes a State. (No surprise considering they were protected under Israeli rule). Bethlehem went from being 80% Christian in 1993 to just 13% now, thanks to their having been killed or driven out by bigoted, intolerant Muslims.