Monday, January 11, 2021

Epiphany at mine-free Qasr al-Yahud

DE-MINED: Mine-free River Jordan shrine ends 50 year wait for Epiphany. Israeli de-mining efforts began in 2018 and included support from the Halo Trust, a Scottish-based mine clearance group (Reuters via Jerusalem Post). Qasr al-Yahud is a possible site for the baptism of Jesus.

I have been following the efforts to de-mine the area for some years. Last year those efforts were accelerated. See here (cf. here) and links.

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