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  • Priest Leaves Bethlehem Church

    04/28/2002 2:07:42 PM PDT · by history_matters · 5 replies · 218+ views
    The Wire - News from the AP ^ | Apr 28, 2002 | IBRAHIM HAZBOUN
    BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — The priest in charge of the Church of the Nativity left the besieged compound Sunday for the first time in a month so he could celebrate Mass at a nearby church. The Rev. Ibrahim Faltas and another monk from inside the church were escorted by Palestinian and Israeli vehicles to St. Anthony's Church, about 1 1/2 miles from the Church of the Nativity. They returned a few hours later. More than 200 Palestinians, including about 30 gunmen, took cover in the compound April 2 in a hail of gunfire during an Israeli invasion, part of...