Quotes: US MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Palestinians Observe Easter in Malul Village  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Qatar News Agency - 20/04/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) alul Palestine April 20 - Residents of Palestinian village Maalul are celebrating Easter one day in the year Israeli authorities permit them to hold services in their local church a Ma'an news agency report said.On Saturday thousands of Palestinian Christians arrived Jerusalem for Holy Week festivities the report said.Israeli forces expelled ancestors of villagers from their homes in 1948. Currently hundreds of their descendants live in nearby Nazareth Yafa al Naseriyye and Haifa.Israelis prohibit residents from coming back to the village even though it is just a few kilometres away from their new homes.In 2003 more than 50 years after they fled their homes villagers returned to Maalul to celebrate Easter in the Catholic Church one of the few structures not demolished by the authorities."We used to live here and we live close by now so we decided it was time to visit the sacred places of our village" Amin Jeraisy one of the organizers of the Easter celebrations told Ma'an.Israeli authorities have bulldozed the vast majority of the village's homes. The cleancut stones of their homes lie in haphazard piles across the gently rolling hill that once was home to 800 people the report said.


 


Qatar News Agency




  MENA News Headlines
 Oct 26 2014 - Mobily Ventures to invest in hellofoodMENAFN
(MENAFN) Mobily Ventures plans to invest in hellofood Middle East, a major food ordering marketplace in the region, Arab News reported.The investment from the Riyadh-based telecom operator Mobily, ...

 Oct 26 2014 - Qatari GWC net profit up 36.8 percent in Q3MENAFN
(MENAFN) Gulf Warehousing Company (GWC) announced that it registered an increase in its net profit, reaching USD28.1 million during the July-September period, which accounts for a 36.8 percent ...

 Oct 26 2014 - Egypt's Tourism expected to recover by April 2015MENAFN
(MENAFN) Egypt's Ministry of Tourism said it is hoping that the country's tourism sector will revive by next April and resume its position as one of the country's most vital industries, Arab News ...

 Oct 26 2014 - Afghan president visits Saudi ArabiaArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) KABUL: Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Saturday made his first overseas trip since taking office fulfilling an election promise to undertake a religious ...

 Oct 26 2014 - Tens of thousands protest Renzi's job measures in RomeArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) ROME: Tens of thousands of Italians took to the streets of Rome Saturday for a demo organized by Italy's largest trade union to protest Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's plans to ...

 Oct 26 2014 - France announces big coalition air raid against IS in IraqArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) PARIS: The international coalition currently battling the IS group in Iraq dropped around 70 bombs on an arsenal and militant training center in a large-scale overnight raid the ...

 Oct 26 2014 - UN climate chief hails EU dealArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) BONN: The UN's climate chief hailed a European agreement on greenhouse gases Friday as providing 'valuable momentum' for a world pact to be inked in Paris next year.The goals set ...

 Oct 26 2014 - Russia still has troops in Ukraine NATO saysArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) MONS Belgium: Russia still has troops in eastern Ukraine and retains a very capable force on the border despite a partial withdrawal NATO's military commander said on ...

 Oct 26 2014 - Canadians seek to understand Parliament shootingArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) OTTAWA Ontario: Authorities and ordinary Canadians sifted through confounding shards of a gunman's life seeking to understand what motivated the man to storm the nation's seat of ...

 Oct 26 2014 - Saudi nonoil exports up 22 percent in AugustMENAFN
(MENAFN) Saudi nonoil exports registered an increase by 22.2 percent in August to reach USD4.92 billion compared to the same month last year, while Saudi imports grew by 19.65 percent to USD15.14 ...

more...


 






Google

Click to Apply

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

IPO News
Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

US Markets Details

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Investment Game
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

My MENAFN
Portfolio Tracker

Voting

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2000 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help