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'Church of Nativity' Exiles Still Waiting to Return

Israel has continued to block the return of Palestinians who were forcibly removed from Bethlehem 11 years ago to end the siege of the Church of the Nativity, writes Khaled Kraizim.
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Fahmi Kanaan has suffered for 11 years since being forcibly removed from his hometown of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. His only desire is to return to his birthplace after long years of futile demands.

“I want to see my family and live in the town of my birth,” says Kanaan, words that he and other Church of the Nativity deportees have long repeated in the hope of finding someone, anyone, who would heed their call for help to end their predicament, to no avail.

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