"Resurrection and Israel Restrictions" Easter in Jerusalem
April 16, 2014
Freedom of religion and freedom of movement are basic human rights enshrined in international law. They are protected in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). The rights of an Occupied East Jerusalem is the center of Palestinian celebrations, whether Easter or Ramadan. For Christians, Jesus Christ preached in Jerusalem and was later judged, crucified and resurrected there. For Muslims, Jerusalem is where the prophet Muhammad ascended to the heavens and the first place towards which Muslims prayed, before Mecca.