PALESTINIAN CHRISTIANS – A Minority Threatened by Boycotts

Algemeiner | by Douglas Sandoval | March 18, 2019

A pro-BDS demonstration. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

For the ever-dwindling minority of Christians who remain in the Palestinian territories, many are recluses — bound by political and social pressures that have jeopardized their right to live out fundamental aspects of their faith, and have resulted in severe violations of their basic human rights.

report published in January by the faith-based watchdog group OpenDoors USA, ranked the Palestinian territories #49 within its annual assessment of regions of the world with high levels of Christian persecution. The data reveals that of its five million inhabitants, only 46,600 Christian Arabs remain in the West Bank and Gaza combined.