Bishops denied entry to Gaza to visit Christians, projects

bishops at Erez

Despite assurances from the Israeli government, ELCJHL Bishop Munib Younan (pictured, at right) and Anglican Bishop Rt. Rev. Suheil Dawani (at left) were denied entry to Gaza today. They were traveling with the heads of churches of Jerusalem to visit Christians in the region. The two are the only Palestinians in the group and the only ones to be denied entry. The group planned to visit churches, humanitarian projects of the Middle East Council of Churches and the Al Ahli Hospital.

Click here for the ELCJHL press release on the incident.

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