Sunday Post : Travel / The Holly Land Pilgrimage

Al Aksha at Jerusalem

Al Aksha at Jerusalem (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Al-Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem, Israel - v...

English: Al-Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem, Israel – view toward east מסגד אל-אקצא, ירושלים, ישראל – מבט מזרחה Category:Temple Mount (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Al-Aqsa Mosque

Al-Aqsa Mosque (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Al Aqsa in Jerusalem ‪Norsk (bokmål)‬: Al-Aq...

Al Aqsa in Jerusalem ‪Norsk (bokmål)‬: Al-Aqsa Moskeen i Jerusalem (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Al Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem Old City

English: Al Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem Old City (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Jerusalem, Al-Aqsa Mosque Deutsch: Je...

English: Jerusalem, Al-Aqsa Mosque Deutsch: Jerusalem, Al-Aksa Moschee (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Jerusalem Al-Aqsa Mosque 1886

Jerusalem Al-Aqsa Mosque 1886 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Jerusalem, Al-Aqsa Mosque Deutsch: Je...

English: Jerusalem, Al-Aqsa Mosque Deutsch: Jerusalem, Al Aksa Moschee (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Holy Land means the land which is the Christian and Muslim holy sites where located for hundreds of years and continues to be a spiritual importance to followers of the monotheistic religions.
The most important of these sites Church of the Resurrection and Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem and the Church of the Nativity the birthplace of Jesus Christ (peace be upon him) in the city of Bethlehem .
Jerusalem is one of the oldest cities in the world since established by the Arab Canaanites, before 6000 years, and has been the focus of greed States and the ancient empires of the Babylonians and Assyrians, Persians, Romans, until opened by the Arab Muslims in the seventh century during the reign of the second Caliph Umar ibn al-Khattab  who gave  the security to  Christians in their  worship and their churches and  property and remained since then, live a life of peace and harmony, and did not appear in ancient or modern history that  had obtained  any problems between Christians and Muslims, even during the Crusades  wars  in the 10 and 11 centuries  where Arab Christians fought side by side with their brothers  Muslims to defend the city.

Until the Jews (Israel) spoiled this lovely pattern after the occupation of the city in 1948 and  practiced the worst kinds of  racial discrimination against the Arab population of the city .

Confiscated land and property and have the largest forced displacement of the population of the city without any religious or humanitarian considerations to calculate the increase in the number of Jews in the city and changing historical and cultural landmarks And, unfortunately, still occupies the city, despite the issuance of dozens of international resolutions.

The city of Bethlehem, which is located in , the Church of Nativity  , the oldest churches of the world  ,  is at a distance of 15 kilometers south of the city of Jerusalem , and millions of Christian  pilgrimages   visited the place  each year .

Nativity Church

Nativity Church (Photo credit: betta design)

Al-Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem, Israel.

Al-Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem, Israel. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Jerusalem Al Aqsa Moschee um 1900

Jerusalem Al Aqsa Moschee um 1900 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

church of  Resurrection  – Jerusalem

Church of Resurrection – Jerusalem

The   Church of Resurrection – inside

The Church of Nativity

The Dome of the Rock

Al- Aqsa Mosque

Al- Aqsa Mosque

The Dome of the Rock

Church of the Resurrection – inside

Jerusalem

Bethlehem City

The Church of the Nativity different images  Bethlehem

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