Jerusalem ban angers Christians

West Bank Christians raise voice against occupation as Israeli forces keep them from Easter ritual.

    Thousands of Palestinian pilgrims are celebrating Easter week's fire ceremony in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre - which is built on Christianity's holiest shrine in Jerusalem.

    Meanwhile, thousands of Christians in the occupied West Bank are not being allowed to attend the rituals because all Palestinians in the territory have been banned by Israel from visiting the Holy city.   

    Nour Odeh reports from Jifna, a Christian majority village in Palestine - on how many of them are raising their voices against Israel's occupation, which continues to take away fundamental rights. 

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Death at the dinner table

    Death at the dinner table

    Blake Sifton was born to a family of funeral directors. He explores the prevalence of mental illness in the profession.

    Assessing Trump: Is the president fit for office?

    Assessing Trump: Is the president fit for office?

    Experts discuss President Trump's mental state - and his effect on others.

    Why did Raila Odinga withdraw from the election rerun?

    Why did Raila Odinga withdraw from the election rerun?

    Odinga's withdrawal will not make Uhuru Kenyatta president. But it will give more time to prepare for the new vote.