The tiny remains of the Gaza Christians( under 3000 ) are huddled together in fear. quote :" 'We have a very sad Christmas,'said Essam Farah, acting pastor of Gaza's Baptist church ,which has canceled its annual chidren's party because of the grim atmosphere."(Associated Press) Adding to their fears, was the recent death of 32 yr old Rami Ayyad,a Baptist church member, who managed Gaza's only Christian bookstore.Earlier this year his store was firebombed,he regularly received death threats, and in October he was kidnapped for 10 hrs, and then found dead,shot in the head. Sunday's Baptist Church services were conducted for only 10 people.There was no Christmas tree in sight. Like Bethlehem, Gazan Christians are fleeing in droves.( A/P).. " Those who are staying are trying to limit the risks.Nazek Surri, a Roman Catholic walked out from Sundays's service with a Muslim-style scarf covering her head."
Man shot dead in northern Israel town of Bi'ina, police say the murder was gang related (Haaretz)
from the article: Let there be peace