Middle East Christians Celebrate Christmas Season in the Holy Land

JERUSALEM, Israel – It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the Holy Land.

On Friday, Gaza’s tiny Christian community celebrated the season by lighting a Christmas tree. Hundreds attended the joyful ceremony at a Christian youth center in the Gaza Strip.

“The feeling (of joy) today was huge and great, especially as the tree had not been lit for a year due to the corona pandemic. We are celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, and the Christmas tree is symbol that brings good,” Suhail Tarazi, Head of Gaza’s branch of the YMCA, told AP.

Last year’s celebration was canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak in Gaza.

This year, many Gazan Christians were happy to celebrate after surviving a devasting 11-day war in May between the Hamas terror group and Israel.

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Source: CBN