Pro-Israel Arab Christian Condemned By Family

The Bethlehem-based family of Christy Anastas, who says she was forced to flee to the UK following persecution over her sympathy to Israel, has “rejected and distanced” itself from her recent video showing supportfor the Jewish state, according to Arabic media reports which cannot be independently verified.

According to the Bethlehem-based Ma’an News Agency, the Anastas family denied that Christy had fled from Bethlehem, claiming instead she was under “entrapment” by a British church official who offered to pay her tuition and board to attend a British university a year and a half ago.