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LETTER: Reduction caused by Arab Muslim fundamentalism

December 15th, 2019 8:00 PM

By Southern Star Team

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SIR – Your regular anti-Israel campaign letter writer Daniel Teegan really excelled himself in your last week's issue (December 7th)  with his ‘Study shows sense of hopelessness among Palestinian Christians’ by occupying two-thirds of your letters columns.

Of course, he blames Israel for the 50% reduction from 2,500 to 1,100 in the Christian population of Gaza since Israel left the area in 2005 – I suppose that he realises that the Muslim population of Gaza in that same period continued to increase apace; no doubt Israel is to be blamed for that too?

He also mentions that the Palestinian Christian population of the West Bank has reduced drastically; during the same time, the Palestinian  Muslim population of the West Bank has also been increasing.

The reduction of the numbers of Christians in Hamas-controlled Gaza and in Fatah-controlled West Bank is obviously caused by Arab Muslim fundamentalism. This explains why the town of Bethlehem in Judea in the West Bank, which was 80% Christian when Israel handed it over to the Fatah PA after Oslo 1993, is now 80% Muslim, 20% Christian and 0% Jewish.

Meanwhile, the only country in the Middle East where the Christian population is growing year by year is in Israel itself!

 

(Dr) F Baigel,

Lancashire,

United Kingdom.

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