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Still standing fast: Svalbard priest grateful after helping save Palestinian village from destruction, but fear lingers


During a week when much of the world’s outrage was directed at the killing an 18-month-old Palestinian boy in an Israeli firebombing, another nearby West Bank village under constant threat was celebrating a reprieve – for now.

‘The threat of annihilation’: Svalbard Church priest returns to West Bank to try to save village from demolision


Inside the home, “considered to be more of a big tent,” there’s a “happy reunion” with a family celebrating the post-fast Iftar meal during Ramadan. Outside, soldiers are awaiting orders to destroy the village, which those inside the tent believe may happen the next day.