I have a real burden to ask all of you to write down "Palestinian Christians" on your prayer lists. The reason is because yesterday we found out that Hamas won the Palestinian parliamentary elections instead of Fatah.
This victory for the terrorists Hamas are, isn't good for any Christian who lives in or near Palestine. I'm very concerned.
The only other mention of the concern over the Palestinian Christians I have found is an article written on AsiaNews.it called Christians Anxious Over Hamas Victory. A few passages from that article follow.
“A disaster, Hamas’s victory is a disaster for Christians,” said an agitated K. M., a Palestinian Christian from Bethlehem."
“The danger for us is real,” said K.M. “In Bethlehem we have four members of parliament: two for Fatah (including a Protestant Christian) and two for Hamas. One of the elected Hamas MPs is a fundamentalist Muslim sheikh who from time to time preaches again the Christian presence in Palestine.”
“What can Christians do? Perhaps, many will think of emigrating, thus further emptying the Holy Land” of its Christians, he lamented.
In reality though, some observers point out that there is no certainty that conditions for Christians are going to deteriorate.
We'll see if conditions deteriorate or not. Please pray without ceasing for these precious saints. You will never know how much they need them, but God does and He will reward you for doing so.