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1905:

February 1905

February 13: Farideh Boulos Dabdoub (BK# 814) died in Jaffa.

1967:

September 1967

September 18: Louis Khalil Dabdoub (BK# 178) died in Bethlehem.

1977:

October 1977

October 25: Yusef Jamil Sansour (BK# 662) died in Beit Jala.

1978:

May 1978

May 17: Sultana Giries Dabdoub (BK# 126) died in Jericho.

October 1978

October 7: Khalil Mikhail Dabdoub (BK# 230) died at the French Hospital in Bethlehem.

1983:

January 1983

January 20: Farideh Isa Hazboun (BK# 231) died in Bethlehem.

1985:

April 1985

April: Malki Abdel Ahad Zaytoun.

September 1985

September: Khalil Elias Ibrahim, father of Henry, Mike, Nader, and Linda, brother of Isa, Ibrahim, Melvyna, Hilda, and Suheila, died and was buried at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery in in Beit Sahour.

September: Sami Elias Atallah Musleh, husband of Georgette, brother of Atallah, George, Yusef, Khader, Naji, Raji and the late Mariam, died and was buried in Beit Sahour.

December 1985

December: Maria Kostandi Juha, wife of Mikhail Saleh Qanawati, died in Bethlehem.

1986:

January 1986

January: Julia Panayot Shamiyeh, wife of Elias Bishara Huzeyneh, mother of Fouad, died and was buried at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Bethlehem.

January 18: Afif Hanna Anton Fleifel, brother of Nasri, George, Fouad, Alfred, Leyla,  and the late Mikhail and Anton, died and was buried in the USA at the age of 63.

January 18: Afifeh Hanna Said Lama, resident of al-Madbaseh in Bethlehem, wife of Habib Salim Nasser and mother of Anton, Yusef, George, Jean-Pierre, Gabriel, Michel, Edward, Antoinette, Laurice, Mary, Elaine, and Rose-Marie, died in Bethlehem and was buried at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Bethlehem.

January 22: Wadi'a Jalil Lama, resident of Rosary Street in Bethlehem, wife of Giries Said D'ek and mother of Said, Khalil, Mike-Giries, Laurice, Su'ad, Nawa, Huda, and Elaine, and sister of Anton, Pascal, Hanna, and the late Salim, died and was buried at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Bethlehem at the age of 76.

January 25: Yusef Khalil Handal, resident of Manger Street, next to the Education Directorate, died and was buried at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Bethlehem at the age of 76.

February 1986

February: Khalil Elias Assaqa, father of Sami, Samir, George, and Suha, brother of Jalil, Suleiman, Nabiha, and Rogina, died from a heart attack in Amman at the age of 59

February 1: Isa George Freij, resident of al-Atan Street in Bethlehem, husband of Doris Isa Ghattas, father of two daughters, son of George Iskandar Freij, brother of Fouad, Na'im, Leyla, and Nawal, died and was buried on February 2, 1986 at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Bethlehem at the age of 39.

March 1986

March: Anton Mitri Yacoub Nasser, brother of Emile, Maurice and Ellen.

March 2:  Jamal Mohammed Daoud Salameh, resident of Beit Sahour, son of Mohammed Daoud Salameh, brother of Isam, Riad, and Siham, died and was buried in Beit Sahour at the age of 32.

March 5:  Elias Abdallah Bannourah, resident of Beit Sahour, son of Abdallah Bannoura, husband of Yamama, father of Fouad, Fayez, Fadwa, Ferial, Fawz, Salwa, and Ibtisam, brother of George, Nakhleh, Jamal, Jamil, Atallah, Nijmeh and Jamileh, died and was buried at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Beit Sahour at the age of 59.

March 9:  Hanna Bishara Jarayseh, resident of Beit Sahour, father of Anton, Azar, Ibtisam, Jihad, and Jacqueline, brother of Nasri and Yusef, died and was buried at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Beit Sahour at the age of 47.

March 24:  Elias Giries Anastas, resident of Beit Sahour main entrance road, husband of Wadi'a, father of George, Jalal, Jiad, Georgette, and Jihan, brother of Anton an Yacoub, died and was buried at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Bethlehem at the age of 73.

March 27:  Amneh Ismail Annajjar, resident of Beit Jala, wife of Hasan Abdelfattah Darwish, died at the age of 65 and was buried at the Bilal Bin Rabah (Rachel's Tomb) Islamic Cemetery in Bethlehem.

April 1986

April 26:  Professor Doctor Hermann Gemeiner, resident of Austria, founder of the Hermann Gemeiner SOS Village in Bethlehem, and honorary citizen of Bethlehem, died at the age of 67 and was buried in Austria.

May 1986

May 18: Maria Giries Abed Rabbo.

May 25: Nicola Saliba Suleiman Dawed, brother of Bishara, Samir, Suleiman, Sami, Wadi'a, Dalal, Samira, Nijmeh, and Su'ad, died and was buried at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Beit Jala at the age of 58.

May 26: Hanna Abdallah al-Masou, died and was buried in Honduras at the age of 68.

May 26: Victoria Ibrahim Jacir (BK# 166) died in Bethlehem.

1988:

March 1988

March 21: Jalileh Abu Shaybeh (BK# 663) died in Beit Jala.

1991:

March 1991

March 3: Shukri Ibrahim Dabdoub (BK# 295) died in Bethlehem.

July 1991

July 26: Marie-Antoinette-Marian (Alice) Abedrabbo (BK# 339) died in Bethlehem.

1995:

May 1995

May: Jubran Francis Nasser (BK# 25) died in Bethlehem.

2000:

November 2000

November 20: Shoushan Der Vartanian (BK 279) died in Bethlehem and was buried at the Armenian Cemetery in Jerusalem.

2001:

February 2001

February 21: Elias Bo'az Abu Azzullof, resident of Beit Sahour, husband of Jamileh, father of Michel, Imad, Jihad, Nidal, Shadi, and Abir, brother of Anton, Ubeid, Yusna, Yusef, Catherina, Hanneh, Karimeh, Wadi'a, and Madeleine, died at the age of 68 and was buried at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Beit Sahour.

December 2001

December 21: Manneh Hanna D'ek (BK# 296) died in Bethlehem.

2003:

March 2003

March 25: Christine George Sa'adeh, resident of Manger Street, opposite al-Azzeh refugee camp in Bethlehem, Nader Ibrahim Salameh, Muwafaq Abdelrazaq Albadawneh, and Ala' Eddine Mohammad Hasan Ayyad were martyred in an ambush put by the Israeli occupying forces outside the Shepherds' Hotel in Bethlehem.

2005:

January 2005

January 31:Julia Isa Lousi, resident of Bethlehem, wife of 'Odeh Jamil Qara'a, mother of Jamal, Samir, Ilham, Vera, and Arlette, and sister of Yusef, Mary, Farid, and the late Elias, died and was buried in Bethlehem.

February 2005

February:  Elias Hanna Elias Hosh, husband of Margueritte, father of Anton, Hanna, Ramzi, Laurice, Nawal, Diana, and Claire, brother of George, Mikhail, Nicola, Leyla, Georgette, and the late Jeanette and Antoinette died and was buried at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Bethlehem.

February:  Wadi' Jabra Khaliliyeh, husband of Violette, father of George, Elia, Faten, and Rania, brother of Samir, Wadi'a, and the late Judeh, died and was buried at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Beit Jala.

March 2005

March:  Alice (Miladeh) Hanna Dawed Handal, Sister at the Rosary Sisters Convent, sister of Handal, Hanneh, Sabat, and the late Nassar died in Bethlehem.

March:  Anton Zakharia Abdallah Lama, resident of Bethlehem, father of Zakharia, Isa, Hanna, Joseph, Norma, Angele, Therese, Marlene, and the late George, brother of Elias, Tawfiq, and the late Maryam, Wadi'a, and Julia, died and was buried at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Bethlehem.

March:  Aziz Jadallah Dawed Assous, father of Rafleh, Faisal, Bishara, George, Dawed, Leyla, Widad, Suhaila, Zouzou, DIana, Aida, Nawal, and Shadia, died and was buried at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Beit Jala.

March:  Elias Bishara Hanna Mas'ad, resident of Beit Sahour, husband of Ellen, father of Johnny, Hazem, Tareq, Fadi, and Jihan, brother of George, Adib, Isa, Siham, Nuhad, and Nawal, died and was buried at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Beit Sahour.

March:  Emile Elias Yacoub Sabat, husband of Aida, father of Elias, Jack, and Paulete, brother of Anton, Daoud, George, and Georgette, died and was buried at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Bethlehem.

March:  Emile Odeh Mikhail al-Qassis, husband of Faten, father of Odeh, Adel, Marlene, Manal, and Marwa, brother of Ghazi, Nabil, Kamil, Nahil and Nuhad, died and was buried at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Beit Jala.

March:  Isa Saba Jadallah Thaljiyeh, husband of Emily, father of Michel, Elias, Sophie, Wadi'a, Miladeh, Mary, and Yolanda, brother of the late Elias, Giries, Yacoub, Mariam, and Victoria, died and was buried at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Bethlehem.

March:  Saleh Elias Yacoub Giacaman, the Mukhtar of the Najajreh family, father of Elias, Giries, Afifeh, Sua'd and the late Mikhail, Salim, and Hilaneh, died and was buried at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Bethlehem.

March:  Wadi' Jabra Abdallah Abu Muhur, husband of Julia, father of Imad, Isa, Johnny, and Aida, brother of Andoni, Nicola, Nakhleh, Maria, Nijmeh, and the late George and Bandali, died and was buried at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Beit Jala.

April 2005

April: Edmond Khalil Kando, resident of Wad M'ali in Bethlehem, died and was buried at the Syriac Orthodox Cemetery in Bethlehem.

April: Isa (Nabil) George Jamil Marzouqa, resident of Bethlehem, husband of Suha, father of Gina and Juliana, brother of Jamil, Costa, Yvonne, and Lilian, died and was buried at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Bethlehem.

April: Mikhail Yacoub Mansour Saleh, resident of Beit Jala, husband of Rosa, father of Romel, Ricardo, Aziizeh, and Gladis, brother of Mansour, died and was buried at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Beit Jala.

April: Wadi'a Saliba Giries Zeidan, resident of Beit Jala, wife of Ishaq Dawed Ibrahim Stephan, mother of Dawed, Jalal, Amrense, Rose, Ellen, Hanan, and the late Victor, sister of Isa and the late Giries and Ibrahim, died and was buried at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Beit Jala.

May 2005

May: Alice Bishara Dabdoub, from Bethlehem and resident of Annasara neighborhood in the old city of Jerusalem, wife of Eid Nicola Qaqish, died and was buried at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Jerusalem.

May:  Jamil Hanna Ya'coub Musallam, resident of Bethlehem, husband of Aniseh, father of Hanna, Victor, Mary, Greta, and Rima, died and was buried at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Bethlehem.

May:  Maha Nasri Saliba Abu Sa'da, resident of Beit Sahour, wife of Bassam Elias Iskandar Abu Sa'da, died and was buried at the Greek Catholic Cemetery in Beit Sahour.

May:  Mohammad Dawed Abdel Razzaq Wahbeh, resident of Caritas Street in Bethlehem, husband of Amal, father of Nadim and Dima, brother of Ri'bal, Rabab, Randa, Raghda, and Ra'ida, died and was buried in the USA

May:  Therese Saliba Isa Abu Sa'da, resident of Beit Sahour, wife of Elias Iskandar Abu Sa'da, died and was buried at the Greek Catholic Cemetery in Beit Sahour.

June 2005

June: Adleh Giries Ghanem al-Hadweh, wife of Elias Giries al-Hadweh, mother of Hanna, George, Edward, Samir, Rula, Rima, and Marina, sister of Nasri, died and was buried at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Beit Jala.

June: Jamil Elias Shehadeh Musleh, resident of Beit Sahour, father of Raji, Raja, Angele, and May, brother of George and the late Hanna, Nicola, and Tanas, died and was buried at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Beit Sahour.

June: Dr. George Elias Rishmawi, resident of Beit Sahour, husband of Sofi, father of Elias, Majdi, Majida, and Iman, died and was buried at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Beit Sahour.

June: Sofia Nicola Isa Ishaq, wife of Hanna al-Khoury al-Atrash, died and was buried at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Beit Sahour.

July 2005

June: Hanneh Elias Atallah Asshomali, resident of Beit Sahour, wife of Anton Panayot Salsa', mother of George, Nabil, Henry, Panayot, Fadeel, Samir, Fawzi, Alfred, Georgette, Leyla, and the late Emile, sister of Anis, Yusef, and the late Mansour and Theodore, died and was buried at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Beit Sahour.

July: Milia Jadallah Yusef Marzouqa, resident of Manger Street around Rachel's Tomb, wife of Costa Mikhail Halabi, mother of Mikhail, Isa, Linda, Najla, Mary, and Nadira, died and was buried at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Bethlehem.

July: Salwa Jamil Salim Nasser, resident of Jerusalem-Hebron Road around Rachel's Tomb, sister of Hanna, Farouq, Albert, Hilweh, Emily, Georgette, Jeannette, Aida, Norma, and the late Salim, died and was buried at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Bethlehem.

August 2005

August: Charlotte Ibrahim Qawwas, wife of Mansour Mikhail Qawwas, mother of Michel and Rosette, sister of Juliette, died and was buried at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Bethlehem.

August: Hanna George Atallah Thaljiyeh, resident of Bethlehem, son of George, brother of Yusef, Ibrahim, Adel, Adnan, Nabil, Isa, and Mario died and was buried at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Bethlehem.

September 2005

September: Boulos Yusef al-Hadweh, husband of Josephine, father of Yusef, Lina, Marcelle, Jeanette, Mouna, and May, brother of Farideh, died and was buried at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Beit Jala.

September: Father Yacoub Abdelnour, Roman Catholic Parish Priest of Beit Jala, brother of Wadi'a, Dalal, and the late Ibrahim, died and was buried at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Beit Jala.

September: Jabra Atallah Isa Khalilieh, husband of Jamileh, father of Atallah, George, Jihad, Dalal, Alice, Leyla, Linda, and Maha, died and was buried at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Beit Jala.

September:  Murcos Jalil Murcos Ajjabriyeh, resident of Bethlehem, husband of Mary, father of Mariam and Clavielle, brother of Widad, died in Bethlehem.

September:  Giries Gerasimos Dakkarat Odeh, resident of Beit Sahour, father of Raja, Ramzi, and Rami, brother of Yusef and the late Khalil, died in Beit Sahour.

September:  Suad Saleh Elias Giacaman, resident of Ajjabal Street in Bethlehem, wife of Anton Abdallah Saleh Giacaman, mother of Khader, Ramzi, Arlette, Haifa, and Rula, sister of Elias, Giries, and Afifeh, died and was buried at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Bethlehem.

November 2005

November: Anna Giries Ibrahim Sofia, resident of Bethlehem, wife of Mousa Elias Qawwas, mother of Elias, Rudy, George, Hilda, Eva, and Nadia, died and was buried at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery of Bethlehem.

November: Elias Salim Hanna Hazboun, resident of Bethlehem, husband of Mary, father of Salim, William, Ellen, Marinette, and Siham, brother of the late Yusef and Anton, died and was buried at the Roman Catholic Cemetery of Bethlehem.

November: Jamal Naji Suleiman al-Arja (Abu Shanab), resident of Beit Jala, husband of Nawal, father of Walid, Makram, Bashir, Anwar, Abir, and Arij, brother of Fayez, Saba, Majed, Maria, Rida, and the late Amin, Suleiman, Najla, and Martyr Jayel, died and was buried at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery of Beit Jala.

November: Marlene Jadallah Khamashta, from Beit Jala and resident of Jerusalem, wife of Anton Khamashta, mother of Jamil, Johnny, Jad, Jane, and Gida, died and was buried at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery of Beit Jala.

November: Marguerite Mikhail Isa Bannoura, resident of Beit Sahour, wife of Isa Mikhail Musallam Bannoura, mother of George, Jamal, Wisam, and Widad, sister of Saliba, Mikhail, and the late Isa, died and was buried at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery of Beit Sahour.

November: Nasri Michel Nicola Hanania, resident of Bethlehem, brother of Fouad, Jamal, Hilaneh, Madeleine, and the late Shukri, died was buried at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery of Bethlehem.

November: Rafiq Judeh Ghazaleh, resident of Beit Jala, husband of Hanan, father of Judeh, George, Jumana, and Joline, brother of Rimon, Rudolph, Ramzi Johnny, Renee, Randa, and Rula, died was buried at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery of Beit Jala.

November: Victoria Khalil Bishara Kattan, resident of Beit Jala, wife of Mikhail Jad Abu Hatoum, died and was buried at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery of Beit Jala.

November: Yusef (Bishara) Bo'az Abu-zullof, resident of Beit Sahour, husband of Nadia, father of Akram, Sami, Wisam, Faten, Rana, and Rula, brother of Obid, Yasa, Catherina, Hanneh, Karimeh, Wadi'a, Madeleine, and the late Anton and Elias, died was buried at the Roman Catholic Cemetery of Beit Sahour.

December 2005

December: Emile Anton Panayot Salsa', resident of Beit Sahour, husband of Siham, father of Husam, Usama, Haitham, Buthaynah, and Ghada, brother of George, Nabil, Henry, Panayot, Fadil, Samir, Fawzi, Alfred, Georgette and Leyla, died and was buried at the Syriac Orthodox Cemetery in Bethlehem.

December: Hilaneh Judeh Hanna Salman, resident of Bethlehem, wife of Suleiman Yacoub Lama, mother of Khalil, Rima, Arlette, Widad, Hilda, and the late Yacoub, sister of Yusef, Hanna, Shafiqa, and Ni'meh, died and was buried at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Bethlehem.

December: Ibrahim George Ibrahim Danho, husband of Suzane, son of Hanneh, father of George, Joseph and Jane, brother of Farid, Aida, Alice, Haifa, and Mary, died and was buried at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Beit Sahour.

December: Nabil Yacoub Hanna Hazboun, husband of Blanca, son of Rose, father of Walid, Isam, and Basel, brother of George, Jamal, Raja, and Fifi, died and was buried at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Bethlehem.

December: Victor Suleiman Gharib, resident of al-Makhanek in Beit Jala, husband of Nijmeh, father of Isam, Ramzi, and Isa, brother of Farid, died was buried at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery of Beit Jala.

December: Father Yacoub Salim Saleh Rabi', resident of Beit Jala, father of Jorji, Christina, and Cecilia, brother of George, died was buried at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery of Beit Jala.

December 31: Violette Habib Fatouleh died at the age of 69 and was buried in Greek Orthodox Cemetery of Beit Jala on January 2, 2006.  She was the sister of Hanna, Juliette, Leyla, Nadia and the late Wadi' and Samir.

2006:

January 2006

January:  Sister Afifeh Elias Hanna Qanawati, Sister of the Carmelite Convent in Bethlehem and resident of Jerusalem-Hebron Road, behind Murrah Building in Bethlehem, sister of Farideh, Karimeh, Victoria, and the late Jamil and Jamileh, died of a fire incident at home and was buried at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Bethlehem.

January:  Dalal Abdel Ahad Jabra Murad, wife of Hanna Abdel Ahad Safar, mother of Bahnan, Abboud, As'ad, Samir, Nabil, Mousa, Rimon, and Henriette, sister of Giries, Gabi, Azizeh, Rose, and the late Anton, Widad, and Shanoni, died and was buried at the Syriac Orthodox Cemetery in Bethlehem.

January:  George Mikhail Saleh Qanawati, husband of Blanca Ya'coub Saloumeh and father of Vicky, died and was buried in Costa Rica at the age of 70.  He was the brother of Kostandi, Nicola, Hanna, Munir, Julia, Milia, Nina, Diana, Georgette,  and the late Nasri, Elias, and Irene.

A NAME IN BETHLEHEM HISTORY

January:  Shafiq Handal died and was buried in El Salvador in at the age of 75. Shafiq was born on October 13, 1930 in El Salvador to Bethlehemite parents who had previously emigrated to El Salvador.  As a university student there, Shafiq became the leader of the Students' Communist Party which aimed at ridding El Salvador from the governing dictatorship at the time.  This caused the Salvadorian government to exile him in the 1950's.  In 1970 Shafiq became the Secretary General of the Salvadorian Communist Party leading the Varabando Front for the National Freedom which, over twelve years from 1980 to 1991, waged the popular war against the Salvadorian regime and its US baked forces.  In 2004 Shafiq nominated himself for the Presidency of El Salvador against his Bethlehemite right-wing rival, Antonio Assaqa, to whom he lost the elections. 

January 12:  Hanna Habib Yusef Murrah died and was buried at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Bethlehem.  He was the husband of Violette and the father of Isa, Habib, Odeh, Walid, Rita, Renee, Grace, Adelah, and the late Adel.  He was the brother of Yusef, Fouad, George, As'ad, Mary, Su'ad, and Leyla.

January 12:  Ibrahim Isa Elias Annajjar died and was buried in Colombia at the age of 84.  He was the brother of Isa, Nina, and Mousa.

January 14:  Olga Anton Ya'coub Lama, wife of Isa Elias Isa Ghattas, and mother of Doris, Elias, Grace, Dina, Daisy, George,  Samer, and Ghaleb, died in Bethlehem at the age of 72.  She was buried at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Bethlehem on January 15, 2006.

January 16:  Victoria Elias Hanna Qanawati, resident of Jerusalem-Hebron Road, behind Murrah Building in Bethlehem, Vice President of the Arab Women's Union Club in Bethlehem, sister of Farideh, Karimeh, and the late Jamil, Afifeh, and Jamileh, died at Hadasah Ein Karem Hospital in Jerusalem at the age of 86.  She was buried at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Bethlehem on January 17.

January 16:  Azizeh Kosta Isa Asshomali, died in Beit Sahour at the age of 98.  She was buried at the Roman Catholic  Cemetery in Beit Sahour on January 17.  She was the wife of Anton Basil Elias Shomali and the mother of Louis, Sami, Lawrence, Louisa, Asma', Mary, Lawrencia, and Afaf.

January 16:  Jamil Hanna Khalil Atiq, died in the USA at the age of 84.  He was the husband of Ruthy and the father of Johnny, Jawdat, Joseph, Judith, and Giana.  He was the brother of Khalil, Anton, Isa, Milia, and Nabihah.

January 20:  Elias Mikhail Suleiman Abedrabbo, resident of al-Makhanek in Beit Jala, died and was buried at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Beit Jala.

January 21:  Violette Hanna Giries Burbara, wife of Elias Hanna Elias Marcos and resident of the Najajreh Street in Bethlehem died at the age of 72 and was buried at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Bethlehem.  She was the mother of Hanna, George, Isa, Audette, and Amal.  She was the sister of Giries, Yolanda, Norma, Nuha, and Leyla.

January 21:  Raoul Salim Khalil Souadi, resident of Jerusalem-Hebron Road in Dheisheh, husband of Stella and father of George, Anton, Ingrid, and Antoinette,  and brother of Georgette, Verginie, Yolanda, Monda, and the late Leyla, died and was buried at he Roman Catholic Cemetery in Bethlehem at the age of 73.

January 23:  Isa Jubrail Naffa', from Beit Jala and resident of Köln, Germany, husband of Samira and father of Gabi, Munther, Munfared, and brother of George, Maurice, Louis, and Carmella, died and was buried on January 31, 2006 in Köln at the age of 67.

January 25:  Leyla Habib Yusef Murrah, resident of Australia, wife of Shibly Jamal Anastas, sister of Yusef, Fouad, George, As'ad and the late Hanna, died and was buried in Austaralia at the age of 52.

January 30:  Rose Jabra Hanna Gharibeh, wife of Elias Isa Lousi, mother of Isa, Christine, Sylvia, Marina, and Samira, sister of Hanna, Farah, Regina, Therese, Hanneh, and the late Yacoub and Marcos, died and was buried at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Bethlehem at the age of 65.

January 31:  Ghaleb Mitri Yacoub Ishaq, resident of Beit Sahour, husband of Nathira, father of Yacoub, Baha', Isa, Abir, and 'Ula, brother of Jamileh, Ferial, and the late Odeh, Rose, Mariam, and Fadwa, died and was buried in Beit Sahour.

February 2006

February:  Judeh Habib Yusef Ghneim, resident of Beit Jala, father of Emile, Nabil, and Najat, brother of Fakhri, Kosta, Miladeh, and Maria, died and was buried at the Greek Orthodox Church in Beit Jala.

February:  Regina Mikhail al-Qasis, died and was buried at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Beit Jala.

February 3:  Milia Nicola Mousa Zarzar, resident of the USA, ex-principal of the Good Shepherd's School in Beit Jala, wife of Basil Daoud Dahdal, sister of George, Afifeh, Olga, and the late Mousa, Nakhleh, Mitri, Hulia, Maria, and Aniseh, died and was buried in the USA.

February 6:  George Bishara Kattan, resident of Amman, Jordan, husband of Linda Abu Dayyeh, father of Nelly and Doris and the late Nawal, died and was buried in Amman at the age of 60.

February 6:  Yusef Khalil Mous (Assabati), resident of Beit Sahour, father of Khalil, Mario, Nadia, Siham, Afaf, Munira, Nuha, Hanan, and the late Ellen, died and was buried at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Beit Sahour at the age of 92

February 7:  Ghazi Isa Giries Nassar, resident of the USA, brother of George, Albert, Hanna, and Samir, died and was buried in the USA at the age of 67.

February 10:  Rogina Mikhail Qassis, resident of al-'Raq neighborhood in Beit Jala, sister of George, Saliba, Andoni, Elias, Almaza, and the late Odeh, Salem and Mariam, died at the age of 90.  She was buried on February 11, 2006 at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Beit Jala.

February 11:  Jalil Giries Tafesh al-Bandak, resident of the USA, father of Janati, Alfred, George, Mary and Nina, brother of Hanin, Ne'meh, and the late Matia, Kosta, Khalil and Elias, died and was buried in the USA at the age of 90.

February 18:  Victor Najib Salim Nassar, from Bethlehem, resident of the UK, husband of Brenda, father of Nadim, Debby, Brigitte and Amanda, brother of Edmond and the late Khalil, died and was buried in the UK at the age of 72.

February 21:  Labibeh Shamiyeh, from Bethlehem and resident of al-Masyon in Ramallah, wife of Fouad Shehadeh, mother of Walid, Nabil, Nadim and Karim, died and was buried on February 23, 2006 at the Protestant Cemetery in Ramallah.

February 23:  Hilaneh Salameh Mukarker, resident of Jerusalem-Hebron Road behind Addibes Maternity Hospital in Bethlehem, wife of Farah Jadallah Musleh, mother of George, Jadallah, Mary and the late Nabil, sister of Suleiman, Hanna, Mariam, Sophie, and Ni'meh, died at the age of 90.  She was buried on February 26, 2006 at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Beit Jala.

February 24:  Wadi'a Hanna Elias Hanania, resident of Manger Street behind Sabat Gas Station in Bethlehem, sister of the late Bishara, Salim, George, Manneh, and Julia, died at the age of 86.  She was buried on February 25, 2006 at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Bethlehem.

A NAME IN BETHLEHEM HISTORY

February 25:  Olga Assaf Wahbeh, resident of Beit Jala, born on March 23, 1904, spent 60 years in the field of education under the British Mandate, the Jordanian rule, and finally the Israeli occupation. She worked as a teacher, a principal, and a consultant for a number of private and public schools.

Olga studied at the Secondary British School in Jerusalem and continued her education at the British School for Girls where she received a teaching diploma.

In 1925 Olga received a scholarship to pursue her education at the American University of Beirut (AUB) where she studied History with people like Constantine Zreiq and Adel Eseirat.

When she graduated in 1929, Olga became the first Jerusalem student to ever graduate from the AUB, after which she returned to Jerusalem and was appointed as a lecturer at the Girls' Teachers' College.

She later received another scholarship for further studies in London.  Upon her return from London, Olga was appointed Assistant Director and later Director to the Woman's Training College.

In 1950 the Jordanian government assigned Olga as Supervisor for all the girls schools in the West Bank.  She later became Deputy to the Assistant Minister of Education in Jordan.

Olga was the founder of a girls' training school in Ramllah to which she served as principal until 1965.

After her retirement, Olga still worked as advisor and board member of a number of educational institutions such as Bir Zeit University, the Good Shepherd School in Beit Jala, the YMCA, and the Mennonites School in Beit Jala.  She was also a member in the advisory council of the Orthodox Palestinian Society and a member in the Jordanian Council of Higher Education.

Olga holds the King Hussein Medal for Education, the King Gustav of Sweden medal of the North Polar Star for Education.

February 26:  Miladeh Hanna Isa Hazboun, resident of Manger Street in Bethlehem, wife of Salim Said Salman, mother of Anton, As'ad, Fouad, Yvonne, Anetta, Norma, and Theresa, sister of Emily and the late Isa, Ibrahim, and Azizeh died and was buried at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Bethlehem at the age of 93.

February 26:  Fouad George Mitri Musleh, from Beit Sahour, father of Ricky and Tony, brother of Shawqi, Hana', Su'ad, Norma, and the late Edward and Najla, died and was buried in Canada at the age of 75.

February 27:  Rahmeh Khalil Khader Abu Sa'da, resident of Beit Sahour, wife of Ghattas Elias al-Badd, mother of George, Georgette, and the late Mary, sister of Yacoub, Fouad, and the late Elias, died and was buried at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Beit Sahour at the age of 83.

February 27:  Odeh Jabra Elias Salah, resident of Beit Jala, husband of Shafiq, father of Jabra, Maher, Norma, Nida', and Nuha, brother of Margueritte, Sara, and the late Dalal, Rose, and Catherina, died at the age of 75.  He was buried at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Beit Jala on March 1, 2006.

February 27:  Mahmoud Khalil Abed Abu D'eis, resident of al-Khleifat Mountain in Bethlehem, died and was buried in Bethlehem at the age of 57.

February 28:  Samir Elias Yusef Qa'bar, resident of Beit Jala, son of Miladeh, husband of Maria, father of Johny, Nathalie, Shiran, Mirna, and Irene, brother of Muna, died and was buried at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Beit Jala at the age of 49.

March 2006

March: Ibrahim George Ibrahim Habash, resident of Beit Jala, father of George, Hanna, Nasifeh, Georgette, and Nuha, brother of Huda, Hana, and the late Mahfouth, Shafiq, and Faek, died and was buried at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Beit Jala.

March: Nasri Elias Anton al-Araj, resident of Beit Sahour, husband of Georgette, father of Basem, Emile, Ellie, Leyla, Rita, Gloria, and Kaity, brother of Milia and the late Anton, died and was buried at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Bethlehem.

March: Nasri Elias Ya'coub al-Hawwash, resident of Beit Sahour, husband of Ibtisam, father of Suheil, William, Elias, Fares, Amal, Lubna, Majida, Nisrin, and Nariman, brother of Isa, Nasif, Karim, Emile, Bahiyeh, Zakiyeh, Norma, and Rima, died and was buried at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Beit Sahour.

March 3: Mohammed Hussein Sa'id Sbeih, resident of al-Khader, father of Ali, Rizek, As'ad, Omar, Ja'far, Isam, Yusef, Ziad, and Su'ad, brother of Mahmoud and the late Khader, died at the age of 70.  He was buried at the Islamic Cemetery of al-Khader on March 4, 2006.

March 5: Ni'meh Abdel Rahman Odeh al-Khatib, from the Dheisheh Refugee Camp in Bethlehem and originally from the village of Zakaria near Arramla from where she and her family were dispossessed in 1948, had over 60 sons and grandchildren when she died at the grand age of 105.

March 7: Hanna Yusef Salem Qumsiyeh, resident of Beit Sahour, husband of Wadi'a Ghattas Rishmawi, father of Jabra, Khader, Munira, Jamileh, Su'ad, Jihad, and Sahar, brother of Rahmeh, Sabat, Ma'zouza, Habibeh, and the late Saliba and Manneh, died in Beit Sahour at the age of 81.  He was buried at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Beit Sahour on March 8, 2006.

March 9: Abdallah Yusef Na'oum Basil, brother of George, Bernard, Na'oum, Georgette, Bernadette, and Mary, died at the age of 42 and was buried at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Bethlehem on March 10, 2006.

March 10: Elias Salim Yacoub Hanania, husband of Mimi, father of Salim, Nader, Rami, Samer, Yvonne, Mouna, Nadira, and Rana, brother of Khader, Nada, and Olga, died and was buried at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Bethlehem at the age of 77.

March 10: Kawkab Nasri Yusef Qassis, daughter of Salwa, sister of Joseph, John, George, Munir, Kawthar, Hiba, and Hadil, died and was buried at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Beit Sahour at the age of 43.

March 10: Sami Elias Atallah Rizqallah, from Beit Jala and resident of Handouras, husband of Su'ad, brother of Tawfiq, Khalil, Salim, and Rifqa, died and was buried in Honduras at the age of 64.

March 11: Anton Giries Salim Sabat, resident of Jerusalem Hebron Road (Dheisheh area) in Bethlehem, son of Wadi'a, husband of Yvonne, father of George, Isa, Bishara, Marlene, and Mary, brother of Boutros, Sami, Stella, and the late Antoinette, died and was buried at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Bethlehem at the age of 59.

March 12: Qusai Ala Abu Ajjamal, was run over by a small passenger transporter next to the municipal football field in Assahel in Beit Jala.  Witnesses reported that the 3-year old boy died instantly.

March 14: Ahmad Ali Ibrahim Hmeidan, resident of Wad Shahin in Bethlehem, father of Ali and Riad, brother of Mohammad and the late Yusef and Mahmoud, died and was buried at the Bilal Bin Rabah (Rachel's Tomb) Islamic Cemetery in Bethlehem at the age of 64.

March 20: Hilaneh Yusef Salem Assarras, resident of Assahel in Beit Jala, died and was buried at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Beit Jala at the age of 87.

March 20: Mikhail (Ibrahim) Salem Salim Lolas, resident of Khalit Rabi' (Assider area) in Beit Jala, father of Giries, Judeh, Sahar, and Suhad, brother of Sami, Elias, Nakhleh, Atallah, Mariam, and Georgette, died and was buried at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Beit Jala at the age of 64.

March 20: Mustafa Ahmad Ismail Mohammad Khalaf al-Ada, resident of al-'Beidieh, son of Ahmad Ismail al-Ada, died at a young age (not exceeding 10) in a car accident.

March 21: Jamileh Khalil Nicola Tafesh al-Bandak, sister of Ellen and the late Elias, died at the age of 88 and was buried on March 22, 2006 at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Bethlehem.

March 26: Khalil Basil Ishaq, resident of Beit Sahour, husband of Hana, father of Rafat, Basel, Rana, and Nancy, brother of Elias, Mina, Miladeh, Marguerite, Hanneh, and the late Tawfiq and George, died at the age of 65 and was buried at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Beit Sahour.

March 26: Shukri Fransis Habib Zoughbi, resident of al-Karkafeh Street in Bethlehem, husband of Mary, father of Johnny, George, Marlene, Hala, Ghada, Iman, and Abir, brother of Khalil, Habib, and the late Antoinette and Victoria, died at the age of 63 and was buried at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Bethlehem.

April 2006

April: George Mitri Farah Zeidan, from Beit Jala and resident of Chile, died at the age of 65 and was buried in Chile.

April: Hanineh Nassar Salameh al-Mufdi, resident of Beit Jala, wife of Na'im Yusef Khalil al-Mufdi, died and was buried at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Beit Jala.

April: Huda Mousa Kuttab, from Bethlehem and resident of the USA, wife of Elias Nicola Awadh, mother of Nicola, Bishara, Mubarak, Alex, Elizabeth, Ellen, and Diana,died and was buried in the USA

April: Na'im Yusef Khalil al-Mufdi, resident of Beit Jala, husband of Hanineh, died and was buried at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Beit Jala.

April: Tawfiq Elias Atallah Rizqallah, from Beit Jala and resident of Australia,  husband of Hanneh, father of Elias, brother of Khalil, Salim and Rifqa, died and was buried in Australia at the age of 74.

April: Tawfiq Elias Atallah Rizqallah, from Beit Jala and resident of Australia,  husband of Hanneh, father of Elias, brother of Khalil, Salim and Rifqa, died and was buried in Australia at the age of 74.

April 3:  Mitri Khalil Saleh Ibrahim, resident of Beit Sahour, husband of Mary, father of Ibrahim, Jalil, Ramzi, Costandi, and George, brother of George, and the late Mikhail and Maryam, died at the age of 85 and was buried on April 4, 2006 at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Beit Sahour

April 6:  Nu'man Othman Mousa Mahmoud, resident of al-Khader, father of Omar and the late Ahmad, brother of Izat, Ribhi, and the late Ali, died at the age of 80 and was buried Islamic Cemetery in al-Khader.

April 7:  Najib Saliba Isa al-Atrash, from Beit Sahour and resident of Honduras, husband of Veronica, father of Nabil, Lucy, Jacqueline, Nora, and Fayrouz, brother of Isa, Karimeh, and Maryam, died at the age of 77 and was buried in Honduras.

April 8:  Martha Ishaq Khalil Sahhar, resident of al-Karkafeh Street in Bethlehem, wife of Fransis Jabra Rahil, Mother of Gaby, Tony, Raja'i, Ferial, Jihan, and Carol, died at the age of 77 and was buried on April 9, 2006 at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Bethlehem.

April 8:  Samih Elias Saleh Mukarker, resident of Beit Jala, husband of Ferial, father of Castro, Samer, Sana', and Suzy, brother of Fahed, Ghazi, Bishara, Isa, Haitham, Massarrah, Siham, and the late Walid, died at the age of 65 and was buried on April 9, 2006 at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Beit Jala.

April 9:  Rizek Jabra Nazi, resident of al-Karkafeh Street in Bethlehem, father of Wadi', George, William (Elias), Bishara, Georgette, and Sayyoud, died at the age of 95 and was buried at the Syriac Orthodox Cemetery in Bethlehem.

April 18: Shukri Elias Ibrahim Ayyad, husband of Jamileh Salloum, brother of  the late Najib, Hanna, and Fr. Ibrahim Ayyad, died in Amman and was buried at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Beit Sahour on April 19, 2006

April 19: Na'im Yusef Khalil al-Mufdi, resident of al-Amayer neighborhood in Beit Jala, father of Yusef, Elias, Amal, Nawal, Ferial, and Nahil, died and was buried at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Beit Jala on April 20, 2006

April 22: Daniel Saba Abu Hamameh, resident of Star Street in Bethlehem, son of Saba and Georgette, brother of George, was assassinated by the Israeli occupying forces at Ajjabal Street in Bethlehem (Dheisheh area) and was buried at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Bethlehem.

April 22: Nada Salim Elias Hanania, resident of Bethlehem, wife of Mikhail Suleian Allousi, mother of Nabil, Elias, Wael, and Marlene, sister of Khader, Olga, and the late Elias, died at the age of 73 and was buried at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Bethlehem.

April 27:  Churchill Hanna Nakhleh Skafi, resident of Beit Jala, husband of Milia, father of George, Gabi, Elia, Fida', and Rania, brother of Habib, Mufideh, Mary, Therese, and the late Boutros and Adnan, died at the age of 68 and was buried at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Beit Jala.

April 27: Natalia Yacoub Rosa, resident of Bethlehem, wife of Farah Hanna Zakharia, mother Raja'i and Rafiha, sister of Rose, Therese, Aniseh, Josephine, and Emily,  died and was buried at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Bethlehem at the age of 77.

April 30:  Shukri Judeh Abdallah Mubarak, resident of Manger Street in Bethlehem, husband of Nijmeh, father of Judeh, Johnny, Jack, and Jane, brother of Alice, and the late Jamil and Afif, died at the age of 87 and was buried on May 1, 2006 at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Bethlehem.

May 2006

May:  Anton George Anton Michel, resident of Amman, Jordan, husband of Nawal (Rita) Anton D'eik, father of George, Mazen, Claude, Caroline, and Christine, son of Afifeh Anton Abu Jaber, brother of Antoinette, Raymonde, Lilian, Emily, Yvette, Marlene, and Irma, died and was buried in Amman at the age of 69.

May:  Nada George Saleh Qawwas, resident of Canada, wife Nasser Hanna Huzayneh, sister of Hanna, Jeanette, Leyla, and Su'ad, died and was buried in Canada at the age of 70

May 6:  Nabila Ahmad Hasan Radaydah, resident of Ras al-Wad, al-Ubeidieh, wife of Mahmoud Mohammad Ali Jaber Radaydeh, mother of Khader, Khalil Khaled, Ahmad, Mohammad, and Said, died at the age of 70 and was buried in al-Ubeidieh.

May 7:  Mohammad Khalil Salem Shokeh, resident of Was M'ali in Bethlehem, father of Khalil, Ibrahim, Isa, Nour, and Salam, brother of Ahmad, Musa, Omar, Khader, Aida, and Widad, died and was buried at the age of 59.

May 10:  Farideh Butros Abu Thuraydah, wife of Zakharia Hanna al-Qahhat, mother of Hanna, Wadi', Yusef, Nasri, Farid, William, Wadi'a, Widad, Su'ad, Ibtisam, and Siham, died and was buried in Lima, Peru.

May 14:  Jihad Mohammad Mahmoud al-Barmil, resident of Addoha, daughter of al-Haj Mohammad Mahmoud al-Barmil, sister of Majed, Imad, Ja'far, Bilal, and Khaled, died at the age of 16 and was buried at the Bilal Bin Rabah (Rachel's Tomb) Islamic Cemetery in Bethlehem.

May 16:  Antoinette Elias Ibrahim Giacaman, resident of Jerusalem-Hebron Road in Bethlehem (next to Philips building), wife of John, daughter of Wardeh, sister of Isa, Giries, Yusef, Angele, and the late Salem, died at the age of 70 and was buried on May 17, 2006 at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Bethlehem

May 19:  Mary Giries Khalil Anastas, resident of Star Street in Bethlehem (next to the Catholic Action Club), wife of Yusef Khalil al-Sahouri, mother of Adel, Shibli, Shukri, Shafiq, and the late Nasrallah, sister of Afifeh and the late Hanna, Elias, Anton, and Ya'coub, died at the age of 86 and was buried on May 20, 2006 at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Bethlehem

May 19:  Rima Elias Salameh Qumsiyeh, resident of Beit Sahour, wife of Zakharia Awadh Yusef Qumsiyeh, mother of Rani, Awadh, Lama, and Salam, daughter of Elias, sister of Raja, Isa, Husam, Ibtisam, Arij, Suha, and Taghrid, died at the age of 51 and was buried at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Beit Sahour

May 19:  Sabri Abdel Karim Shararah, refugee from al-Malha and resident of Aida Refugee Camp in Bethlehem, died at the age of 75 and was buried at the Bilal Bin Rabah (Rachel's Tomb) Islamic Cemetery in Bethlehem

May 21:  Amneh Mohammad Abdallah Safi, resident of al-Ubeidieh, wife of Ahmad Mohammad 'Allan Safi, Mother of Mohammad, Mahmoud, Ali, Abed, and Yusef, died at the age of 80 and was buried at the Islamic Cemetery in al-Ubeidieh.

May 21:  Lina Nasri Abdel Ahad Safar, resident of Bethlehem, wife of Hani Giries Elias Khano, daughter of Georgette, sister of George, Nader, Hala, and Reem, died at the age of 35 and was buried at the Syriac Orthodox Cemetery in Bethlehem.

May 26:  Giries (George) Anton Yusef Murrah, resident of Wad M'ali in Bethlehem, son of Wadi'a, husband of Mary, father of Isa, Anton, Fadi, Sami, Sana', Samar, and Samia, brother of Khalil, Yusef, Hanna, Mary, Jeanette, Amal, Sylvia, and the late Elias, died at the age of 60 and was buried on May 27, 2006 at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Bethlehem.

May 27:  Iskandar Elias Giries Gharib, resident of Beit Sahour, father of Shafiq, Rafiq, Samih, Jamil, Lamia, Leyla, Lydia, Rida, Linda, Lamis, and the late Tawfiq, brother of Afifeh, Jalileh, Farha, Catherina, and the late Farah, died at the age of 94 and was buried at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Beit Sahour.

May 28:  Sofia Giries Bishara, from Beit Jala and resident of San Pedro Soula, Honduras, wife of Andrawes Isa Abu Zgheibreh, died and was buried at the age of 88 in San Pedro Soula, Honduras.

May 30:  Fouad Khalil Anton Abu Ghattas, resident of Beit Jala, husband of Maria, father of Khalil, Odette, Linda, and Carmen, brother of Hanna, Atallah, Victor, Jalileh, Antoinette, Hilaneh, Victoria, and Odette, died and was buried at the age of 63 in Madrid, Spain.

May 30:  George Isa Giries Abu Aita, resident of Beit Sahour, father of Michel, Tawfiq, Tanas, Adelle, and Mary, brother of Elias, Nicola, Zahra, Suad, and the late Nijmeh and Jamileh, died at the age of 95 and was buried on May 31, 2006 at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Beit Sahour.

June 2006

June:  Hamideh Mohammad J'eiwi Masalmeh, from Addoha in Bethlehem, sister of Mohammad, died and was buried in Amman, Jordan.

June 4:  Sister Gabrielle Isa Khalil Abu Sa'da, (Sister of St. Joseph in Bethlehem) from Beit Sahour, sister of Father Yacoub Abu Sa'da, Hanneh, and the late Saliba, Mikhail, and Fadleh, died at the age of 86 and was buried on June 5, 2006 at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Bethlehem.

June 4:  Hanneh Murad Hanna Murad, resident of Star Street in Bethlehem, wife of Jamil Yusef Bahnan, mother of Samir, Nabil, Yusef, Samira, and Samia, sister of Elias, Jamileh, and the late Hanna, George, and Mary, died at the age of 77 and was buried at the Syriac Orthodox Cemetery in Bethlehem.

June 7:  Wadi' Judeh Elias Ballout, resident of Manger Street, husband of Wardeh, father of George, Nakhleh, Victor, Johnny, Ellen, and Marlene, brother of Elias, Anton, and the late Ibrahim and Rose, died at the age of 72 and was buried on June 8, 2006 at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Bethlehem.

June 14:  Khalil Fayyadh Mohammad Jibrin, resident of Beit Sahour, son of Fayyadh and Kawkab, father of Haitham and Randa, brother of Ayman, Nashed, Manar, Nashida, and Nahid, died at the age of 40 and was buried at the Islamic Cemetery in Beit Sahour.

June 14:  Wadi' Judeh Elias Ballout, resident of Manger Street in Bethlehem, husband of Wardeh, father of George, Nakhleh, Victor, Johnny, Ellen, and Marlene, brother of Elias, Anton, and the late Ibrahim and Rose, died at the age of 72 and was buried on June 8, 2006 at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Bethlehem.

June 16:  Samira Fouad Salim Nasrawi, resident of Steih Street in Beit Sahour, wife of Isa Giries Attawil, mother of Samer, Luay, Rana, and Mona, sister of Jamil, Yusef, Violette, Margot, Nabila, and Maysa', died at the age of 60 and was buried on June 17, 2006 at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Beit Sahour.

June 23:  Alfred Rock Manuel Rock, resident of Wad M'ali in Bethlehem, father of Mary, Rock, and Maurice, brother of Yacoub, Pascal, Yvonne, Bernadette, and the late Manuel, died at the age of 82 and was buried on June 24, 2006 at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Bethlehem.

July 2006

July: Burhan Mikhail Ibrahim Jarayseh, resident of Beit Sahour, son of Ellene, died and was in Beit Sahour.

July 7:  Yusef Isa Panayot Kharoufeh, from Beit Jala and resident of Los Angeles, California in USA, husband of Hind, father of Isa, Jack, Charly, and George, brother of Wadi', Elias, Suheila, Sultana, and Srour, died and was buried in Los Angeles at the age of 63.