They fear this now? But Sharia was made part of the PA Constitution years ago. And Arafat was talking jihad in Arabic for years before that. From AsiaNews, with thanks to Ali Dashti:
Yet Palestinian Christians are also “afraid that Palestine might become an Islamic state”, this according to the nuns of Bethlehem’s Baby Caritas Hospital, the town’s paediatric hospital, who spoke to AsiaNews.
The nuns–who have been operating in Christ’s birthplace for 30 years–said that “Palestinian Christians have no illusions as to the new political situation. They fear instead that they will be let down once again”.
“Those who can, emigrate as quickly as possible. If they regret their move, they realise that going back has become impossible. Christians fear they are becoming a shrinking minority, overwhelmed by Muslims who are having more children”.
The nuns denounce “Islamic extremism which has spread here in recent times, especially in the villages of the Judean desert. This makes life for Christians very difficult”.
Recently, Muslim staff members at the Christian hospital (founded by a Swiss Catholic priest) wrote a letter to the Board of Directors asking that female Muslim nurses wear a veil at work. “It is a request they make from time to time, but the hospital refuses not only for reasons of hygiene but also to preserve its Christian character,” the nuns say.