Quelle: CHRISTIAN TODAY
An ancient site revered as the location where Jesus was baptised is set be reopened to the public as a massive de-mining programme has begun.
Qasr al-Yahud – 'the Castle of the Jews' – about 10 kilometres east of Jericho, has seven churches along with chapels and monasteries, mainly built during the 1930s during the British Mandate period.
It was a popular pilgrimage spot until Israel blocked access to it in 1968. While an access road was opened through the minefield to the river in 2011 and pilgrimages resumed, the churches are still closed.
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