Despite terror attack in Qasr el yahod, pilgrims go on

On Friday, three IDF soldiers were wounded in a ramming attack in Qasr el Yahod. On Saturday, Christian pilgrims prayed there nevertheless.

January 20, 2018 12:39
Despite terror attack in Qasr el yahod, pilgrims go on

Qasr el Yahud baptism . (photo credit: POLICE SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT)

A day after the terrorist attack in Qasr el Yahod thousands of Christian pilgrims arrived to pray and baptize their children in the waters of the Jordan river on the spot where Christians believe Jesus was baptized.

Qasr el Yahud baptism / LIMOR BAHAR

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The holiday of Epiphany is celebrated across the Christian world during the month of January, most commonly on January 6. The Orthodox Church observed the holiday on January 19. The holiday drew thousands of believers to the site which is kept secure by Israeli security forces.

Qasr el Yahud baptism with child  / LIMOR BAHAR
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