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West Bank: Seats reserved for Christians in local elections
West Bank: Seats reserved for Christians in local elections

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) has confirmed the number of seats reserved for each city to Christian candidates with a presidential decree, ahead of the municipal elections scheduled for 13 May. According to the decree, dated 15 March, eight seats out of 15 will be reserved to Christian candidates in the municipal councils in Ramallah and Bethlehem, and

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Holy Land: Catholic parishes and schools switch to solar energy
Holy Land: Catholic parishes and schools switch to solar energy

Schools, parishes and other institutions of the Latin Patriarchate in Jerusalem are switching to solar power. After a successful pilot project launched two years ago in Palestine in the patriarchal schools in Beit Jala, Beit Sahour and Ramallah, the Patriarchate has now announced that it will be installing solar panels in the schools of the Jordanian city of Wasiyeh, Madaba and Karak. A spokesman for the Patriarchate said the introduction of solar power energy systems reduces electricity bills and saves money for other activities.

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Holy Land: Israeli settlers uproot newly planted olive saplings
Holy Land: Israeli settlers uproot newly planted olive saplings

Israeli settlers uprooted more than 5,000 newly planted olive saplings in Al-Khader Village south of Bethlehem and in Turmusaya near Ramallah. Ahmad Salah, coordinator of the Popular Resistance Committee against the Wall and the Settlements in Al-Khader village, reported that the settlers uprooted 80 one year-old olive saplings from the Khader lands near the Hebron-Jerusalem main road close to Neve Daniel and El'Azar Israeli settlements.

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Caritas water project turns Palestinian town into 'little paradise'
Caritas water project turns Palestinian town into 'little paradise'
The Palestinian Territories suffer major problems with the supply of water. While generally,  there is a severe shortage of clean water,  some areas are also suceptible to serious flooding when there is a heavy rainfall. Projects completed by Caritas Jerusalem in recent weeks have addressed and resolved major problems that were affecting the daily lives of people in two Palestinian cities. The town of Ain Arik, less than six kilometres from Ramallah, has always suffered from a shortage of water and the impossibility of finding water which was not contaminated.
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EU protests as Separation Wall threatens to cut off school and monastery
EU protests as Separation Wall threatens to cut off school and monastery
The European Union has expressed concern about the ongoing construction of Israel's separation wall in the Bethlehem area on Friday. "The EU missions in Jerusalem and Ramallah are concerned by the construction of the Separation Barrier, east of the Green Line, in the Cremisan Valley (Beit Jala)," a statement reads. "When completed along the planned route, the barrier will separate 58 families from their agricultural land and children from their school at the Salesian convent,
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Holy Land: 120 young Palestinian Christians preparing to attend  WYD Rio
Holy Land: 120 young Palestinian Christians preparing to attend WYD Rio
One hundred and twentyyoung people from the Holy Land are registered to attend World Youth Day (WYD) which will be held this summer in July and will be accompanied by Bishop William Shomali, Auxiliary Bishop of Jerusalem. During the past several weeks, the group has been in preparation for this unique event with the Holy Father. Every Sunday for more than a month, the youth of Palestine (from Jerusalem and Ramallah) have been gathering in Ramallah to prepare spiritually and logistically for WYD; those from Galilee
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Holy Land: One Palestinian child killed by Israel every three days
Holy Land: One Palestinian child killed by Israel every three days
Official statistics from the Ministry of Information in Ramallah have revealed that 1,518 Palestinian children were killed by Israel's occupation forces from the outbreak of the second Intifada in September 2000 up to April 2013. That's the equivalent of one Palestinian child killed by Israel every three days for almost 13 years. The ministry added that the number of children injured by the Israelis since the start of the Second Intifada against Israel's occupation has now reached 6,000. "The International Day for the Protection of Children is
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Holy Land: increase in number of Christians returning home
Holy Land: increase in number of Christians returning home
For the first time in years, the number of Christians returning to Palestine has exceeded the number of those leaving.  Prime Minister Dr Salam Fayyad revealed this today in an address to the bishops of the Holy Land Co-ordination currently visiting the region. At the meeting in Ramallah, Prime Minister Fayyad  thanked the bishops for their work in promoting a just peace for all.
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