20 Facts About Palestinian Christians


Palestinian Christians belong to one of a number of Christian denominations, including Eastern Orthodoxy, Oriental Orthodoxy, Catholicism, Anglicanism, Lutheranism, other branches of Protestantism and others.

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Palestinian Christians replaced Irenaios, who was deposed by the church synod after a term surrounded by controversy and scandal given that he sold Palestinian property to Israeli Orthodox Jews.

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Contrary to other groups of oriental Christians such as the largely Assyrian Nestorians, the vast majority of Palestinian Christians went under the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and Roman emperors after the Council of Chalcedon in 451 AD, and were known by other Syrian Christians as Melkites.

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In some respects, this was a consequence of Palestinian Christians adopting what were essentially Islamic practices, many of which were derived of shari'ah.

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In others, it was more the case that the customs shared by both Muslims and Palestinian Christians derived from neither faith, but rather were a result of a process of syncretization, whereby what had once been pagan practices were later redefined as Christian and subsequently adopted by Muslims.

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Palestinian Christians Christian owned Falastin was founded in 1911 in the then Arab-majority city of Jaffa.

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Sometimes in a mixed Druze-Christian village like al-Rama, only the Palestinian Christians were initially expelled towards Lebanon, but, thanks to the intervention of the local Druze, they were permitted to return.

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Archbishop Hakim, with many hundreds of Palestinian Christians, was allowed reentry on expressing a willingness to campaign against Communists in Israel and among his flock.

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Christians within the Palestinian Authority constituted around one in seventy-five residents.

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Palestinian Christians had two months left for the completion of her degree.

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Palestinian Christians described the incident as "frightening" and claimed Israeli official treated her like a criminal and denied her an education because she is a Palestinian Christian from Gaza.

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Arab Palestinian Christians were the vanguard in terms of eligibility for higher education, and they have attained a bachelor's degree and academic degree more than the median Israeli population.

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The former Palestinian Christians representative to the United States, Afif Saffieh, is a Christian, as is the ambassador of the Palestinian Christians Authority in France, Hind Khoury.

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The Palestinian Christians women's football team has a majority of Muslim girls, but the captain, Honey Thaljieh, is a Christian from Bethlehem.

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Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation was founded in 1999 by an ecumenical group of American Palestinian Christians to preserve the Christian presence in the Holy Land.

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Palestinian Christians stated that the Palestinian Authority, which counts on Christian westerners for financial support, treats the minority fairly.

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Palestinian Christians blamed the Israeli West Bank barrier as the primary problem for the Christians.

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Palestinian Christians are often described as of Yamani descent, vs the al-Qaysi Muslim clans, respectively from southern and northern Arabia.

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Christian Broadcasting Network claimed that Palestinian Christians suffer systematic discrimination and persecution at the hands of the predominantly Muslim population and Palestinian government aimed at driving their population out of their homeland.

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In September 2016, the Jerusalem-based Center for Jewish–Christian Understanding and Cooperation established "Blessing Bethlehem", a charity fundraising initiative with the purpose of helping the persecuted Palestinian Christians living in the city of Bethlehem and its surrounding areas.

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