As Christians around the world were celebrating Christmas, the homeland of Christianity, Palestine, the Israeli Army invaded the city of Nablus kidnapping 7 young men from their homes. The Army attacked the Old City, Al Ein refugee camp and the predominantly Christian area in the west of the city, Rafidia.
Ahmed Alhbeira whose home was invaded in the early hours of Christmas Day, explained to SFP members how the soldiers vandalised his home, stole 7000 Shekels in cash and kidnapped his son, taking him to an unknown location. The soldiers remained in the city, firing tear gas and stun grenades at residents who sought to resist the invasion. They did not leave the city until approximately 04:30am.
As Christmas morning broke around the world and Christians everywhere celebrated, SFP members visited the homes of those harassed by the Israeli Army. In the homeland of Jesus and Christianity, Palestine is under attack. SFP asks those around the world to join the struggle for freedom for Palestine in 2015, whether by getting involve in the movement to Boycott, Divest and Sanction (BDS) Apartheid Israel or assisting those on the ground in their resistance.
From SFP we wish all our Christian friends a very Merry Christmas and everyone a very Happy New Year. Help us make 2015 the year of a free Palestine, from the river to the sea.