Christian Palestinians want to stay in homeland

November 29, 2010

Young educated Christian Palestinians would rather stay in their country than emigrate, if given the proper opportunities, according to results of a study commissioned by the Catholic Aid Coordination Committee, a consortium of Christian organizations in Jerusalem.

Sami El-Yousef, Jerusalem regional director of the Pontifical Mission for Palestine, a member of the consortium, said young people have a deep connection to the land and are looking to the Church and Church organizations to find a way to help them remain in the country by providing adequate job opportunities and help with education and housing.