(TIMES OF ISRAEL) — A Christian family from Bethlehem distanced itself from a video made by their daughter in which she offers a pro-Israel point of view and blames the Palestinians for the drop in the Christian population.
The Anastas family suggested that their daughter, Christy, had made the video at the demand of unnamed sponsors who offered to pay for her university tuition in Britain, Ma’an news agency reported on Sunday.
In statements made to the local Radio Mawwal station, the Anastas family rejected the notion that their daughter had fled to safety abroad and expressed their surprise at the video, the report said.
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“For as long as we know, Christy’s position was always against the wall [Israel's West Bank security barrier] and the Israeli occupation, which prevented her from living her childhood,” the family said and noted that the video was “was a result of direct pressure that Christy is currently experiencing.”