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Bethlehem 1959 – Mini-reunion of the Canawati, Tafesh, Hazboun, & Nasser families

Contributed by Fayez (Frank) Nasser on 18.10.2007:


Bethlehem 1959 - An Extended Family mini-reunion of the CANAWATI, TAFESH (Bandak), HAZBOUN and NASSER families.Top row L to R: 1)Katrina, wife of Mattia Tafesh 2)Miladeh, wife of Saleh Hazboun 3)Elias Hanna Mitri Canawati 4)Karimeh, wife of Elias Hanna Canawati 5)Nasri Tafesh, future husband of(...)

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NAMES OF THE FAMILIES OF BEIT JALA

Contributed by Fayez (Frank) Nasser on 14.10.2007:

The inhabitants of Beit Jala were, since ancient times, and still are, divided into 5 clans (Harat).

Each clan (Hara) consists of a group of families, some of which are original inhabitants and others who chose to join a particular clan. The voting or electoral rolls of Beit Jala are grouped accordingly up to present times.

Many variations in spelling of a particular same name a(...)

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NAMES OF THE FAMILIES OF BETHLEHEM

Contributed by Fayez (Frank) Nasser on 14.10.2007:

The inhabitants of Bethlehem were, since ancient times, and still are, divided into 8 clans (Harat).

Each clan (Hara) consists of a group of families, some of which are original inhabitants and others who chose to join a particular clan. The voting or electoral rolls of Bethlehem are grouped accordingly up to present times.

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Bethlehem 1955 – Friends with dark sunglasses in Manger Square

Contributed by Fayez (Frank) Nasser on 03.10.2007:


Bethlehem 1955 Friends In Manger Square. Dark sunglasses were in vogue in those days.From left to right: Fayez Nasser - known as "The Man with the White Worry-Beads"; Shukri Shahin; Elie Kamar, and Pierre Tabash. Original Content Creator: Fayez (Frank) Nasser / Toronto, Canada

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Bethlehem 1955 – Saturday Nights at Fayez Nasser’s place

Contributed by Fayez (Frank) Nasser on 05.09.2007:


Bethlehem 1955 - Saturday Night at Fayez Nasser's place on Bseileh Road (now Star Street).From Front to Back: Elias Sakhel & Henriette Marto Nina Sakhel & Yaqoub Lama, ? Kattan George Mahshi, ? Tabash and George Harb Hanna Canawati, Fayez Nasser & Shukri Shaheen and ?Those were the da(...)

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Bethlehem 1954 – Graduating class of Terra Sancta College

Contributed by Fayez (Frank) Nasser on 22.08.2007:


Bethlehem 1954 - Graduating class of Terra Sancta College in front of the Milk Grotto.Front row (L to R): Richard Soudah, ? Kharibeh, Fr. Paulo Mastrangeli, Teacher Hanna Musallam, Musa Mash'al, Abdallah Shamieh, Jack Tabash. Kneeling in centre: Yaqoub Anton Lama.Top row: Elias Sakhel, Michae(...)

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Mother of Pearl A Traditional Palestinian Craft

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 04.05.2007:

By Saleem Zougbi

Although traditional Palestinian artefacts focus on embroidery and olive wood, mother of pearl artefacts belong to the more skilled domain of handcrafts produced by Palestinians in the Holy Land.

Most sea shells include a certain material that is luminous. These shells are from mollusks such as the green snail, the nautilus and sea-ear - aquatic animal species f(...)

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THE ORIGINAL PEOPLE OF BETHLEHEM CONSIST OF SIX LARGE FAMILIES

Contributed by Alex Kattan on 04.05.2007:

Any errors or omissions, in the information below, are not intended.

Corrections are welcome.

Remember : Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.

1 ) FARAHIYEH

GHANEM

- GHANEM

- ABUGIARADE

- LA’ARAJ

- SULTANEH

- ANTON MARIA

- DACCARAT

- GIAAR (JAAR)

- NASSER

- MIL(...)

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Ali Qleibo: Tabash Crosses the Street

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 28.05.2006:

On Sunday the 10th of January 1988, Tabash, ignoring the threats of Israeli soldiers, crossed the street facing Herod's Gate and entered the Old City to sell bread in his store. This provocative act transformed him into an instant hero. The simple act of Tabash crossing the street dramatically superseded the women's demonstration staged a few meters further down the square.

It has beco(...)

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