Israel issues 650 entry permits for Gazan Christians ahead of Christmas

The Israeli Military’s Civil Administration issued 650 permits for Christian families from the Gaza Strip to visit Israel and the West Bank. According to a military source that informed TV7 on the matter, ‘the issuance of permits were made to assure that the Christian community in Gaza will be able to attend the Christmas celebrations in Bethlehem, Nazareth and Jerusalem – among other locations throughout Israel and the West Bank.’ Furthermore, “Another 100 permits are being processed” to assure that all the Christians residing in the Hamas-ruled Palestinian enclave, will be allowed to travel for the holiday.