Nour Mohammad Afaneh, 14, died in an ambulance while in critical
condition on her way to a Bethlehem hospital. She had been suffering from severe pneumonia and was physically disabled.
On the way to Beit Jala Governmental Hospital, the ambulance arrived at the Container Road checkpoint north of Bethlehem and found it closed.
The ambulance attempted three other routes to reach the hospital but it was too late and the young girl died before arriving.
Shouldn’t Christian countries be ashamed of stories like this? How many people in the next few weeks will hear about Bethlehem during the countless Christmas plays? Unfortunately nobody would
reflect upon the tragic and desperate situation that people living in that area have to face every day. The consequences of the Israeli occupation are serious and inhumane and it is time that our ‘Christian civilised society‘ takes a stand against these absurdities.
our world that we accept as a matter of fact and maybe, just maybe, we should think about some possible actions we can take in order to change it for the best.
That can be a better Christmas for everybody!