Published on October 18th, 2011
The skies over Israel, Gaza, and the West Bank have been busy in recent months. Children in Gaza flew 15,000 kites at the same time to break a world record. And hundreds of thousands of migrating storks, pelicans, and cranes fly over the area every year on their way south for the winter.
Hard Times for Christians
Most Christians have left Gaza because they fear persecution from radical Muslims. Many have also left the West Bank cities of Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Check Gaza and West Bank facts at the Gaza and the West Bank profile.