Sunday, 10 November 2013


An icon at the church over Jacob's Well (which we were not allowed to photograph itself) shows healing miracles there.  It was impressive how long it took from tipping water back into the well before the sound came of it hitting the water in the well.

Another icon shows the priest responsible for completing the church on the site being killed by a settler in the 1970s; I presume that the settlers did not like the idea that a site also holy to Jews was being enclosed by a church.

There is much more to the West Bank town where the well is than this, but one feature of the town is posters like these commemorating Palestinians killed in the on-going conflict.

And it is mainly not a Christian nor Jewish area but a Moslem one, which is why our hotel room had this helpful sticker showing the direction of Mecca.

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