Christians have declined as a percentage of the Holy Land’s population from 10% to under 3% since the founding of Israel in 1948.
Times of Israel:
The Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Patriarch Theophilos III said that “radical Israeli settlers” in Jerusalem are threatening to upset the religious status quo and are threatening the very presence of Christian life in the Holy Land.
In an opinion piece published in the UK Guardian newspaper Sunday, as Orthodox Christians celebrated Christmas according to their calendar, Theophilos wrote that Jerusalem is not the property of anyone one group, but rather should be shared by all, while also indicating that joint Christian-Muslim custodianship is the basis for a peaceful status quo.
“One of the foremost threats to Christians in the Holy Land is the unacceptable activities of radical settler groups, which are attempting to establish control over properties around the Jaffa gate,” wrote Theophilos of two hotel buildings in the Old City of Jerusalem purchased in 2004 by the pro-settlement Ateret Cohanim organization.
From CIW NEWS Contributor
Palestine immigration infowar
Palestine (PS) is estimated to have a population of 4.8 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 2.8% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 0.7 million.