Orthodox Convent in Bethany being intimidated by criminals and Islamists

admin | 22 July 2013

Bethany, July 18, 2013

125096.pNuns of the Greek Orthodox Convent of Sts. Mary, Martha, and Lazarus in Bethany have sent a letter to the President of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas with the call to take appropriate measures against an escalation of attacks by criminals and Islamists, reports Sedmitza.ru.

The Convent is currently experiencing a time of troubles. Attacks, damage to property, thefts and robberies have become more frequent over recent months.

According to Fides, residents of Bethany—both Christians and Muslims—have visited the Convent as a sign of solidarity, to show that aggression is alien to the local populace.

“Someone wants us to go away,” writes Mother Abbess Eupraxia. “But we will not go anywhere”.

The building of the separating wall between Israel and the Palestinian territories has considerably worsened the security situation in the region. Moreover, over recent months there has been a sharp rise in land prices in this region. A part of the convent’s lands earlier belonged to a local Muslim family, which is now illegally trying to lay claim to them.

Source: Pravoslavie.ru

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