" Israel allows 650 Gaza Christians to travel to the West Bank to greet the arrival of Pope Francis this weekend , " said a Palestinian security official .
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Hundreds of Christians across the Erez border gate to get out of the Gaza Strip and heading to the West Bank . The Israeli government allowed only Christian citizens aged over 35 years to come to the West Bank .
"Palestinians feel very honored by the visit of Pope Francis . Visits will also be evidence of the recognition of the Palestinian people , " said Milad Ayyad ( 22 ) , whose mother went to the West Bank to greet the Pope .
Minerva Saba ( 54 ) , a woman who lost her son when the Israeli military assault on Gaza in 2008 , Francis also hopes Pope will visit Gaza and Gaza Christians pray together .
"Christians are a minority in Gaza and we have many problems that need to be heard Pope Francis , " said Saba .
In the Gaza Strip there are 1,500 people embraced Christianity , most of them embraced Greek Orthodox Christians and there are only 130 people who embraced Roman Catholicism.
According to the plan , Francis Pope will begin his visit in the Middle East by visiting Jordan on Saturday ( 05/24/2014 ) , before continuing the journey to Bethlehem , the West Bank , then to Tel Aviv and ending the journey in Jerusalem .