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# Get the latest news and events happening in Bethlehem and with Holy Land Trust

The Holy Land Trust’s latest rebuilding project has been featured in a short film made by global broadcaster, AJ+.
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Eid AL-adha is a special day for nearly two billion Muslims around the world who will be taking the time to pray, seek spiritual renewal and share food with family while others make the sacred pilgrimage to Mecca.
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It must be most parent’s nightmare to bury their child. But the only thing that could be worse is being unable to mourn or bury your child because you are unjustly imprisoned and no-one will allow you any freedom.
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“My name is Hala, I am seven years old. I live with my eight siblings in a small house in the city of Al-Khader. Our house has been demolished 2 times already, and I feel afraid all the time that the Israelis might come and demolish it again.
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“There’s power in allowing yourself to be known and heard, in owning your unique story, in using your authentic voice” Michelle Obama
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The global pandemic has hit Palestine hard. With over 3,000 deaths and nearly 300,000 infections its put our health systems under strain, left families bereaved and changed all our lives in some way.
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“Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.” Matthew 8:20
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Visit Aida refugee camp and meet Dr Abdulfattah Abursour to hear about beautiful resistance – an impassioned, creative and defiant response to living with the brunt of the Israeli Occupation of Palestine.
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The village of Al Walaja does not appear on the itineraries of tourist groups or pilgrims who visit the Holy Land. But for those who do make the effort to visit the village, they will be struck by the beauty of the landscape, the warmth of the welcome and the visible, devastating impact of the occupation.
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This has been a challenging year for many of us. We are living continuous moments of not knowing, stress, confusion, shock, and fear. The beauty in humanity is that we are also seeing something else; a rise in a new understanding of what it means to be human, to connect, to respect, to honor.
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