The Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson on Tuesday had visited Bethlehem as part of her charity and human rights work, especially in the healthcare sector, where she met with Palestinian personalities and visited different sites.
The visit included a tour of the Nativity Church and in the old city of Bethlehem, in addition to the wall that divided the Cremisan Valley.
Moreover, the visit also included the Bethlehem Arab Society for Rehabilitation where she met the medical crews, patients, and stressed she wanted to support the people and the society build a heart hospital.
In an interview with PNN at BASR, the duchess said that her mission in Palestine is to support Palestinians and the people in the area to be able to build a hospital with the medical crews at BASR, where she praised the doctors and the nurses team, especially Dr. Edmund Shehadeh and Ramzi Khamis.
To his part, General Director of BASR, Edmund Shehadeh said that the duchess’s visit to Palestine, and to Bethlehem in specific, carries many messages on many levels, especially the human and health sectors.
The Mayor of Bethlehem, Vera Baboun expressed her delight to meet the duchess, pointing out that she is carrying a humane message from Palestinians to the world to highlight the reality in Bethlehem and Palestine.
Baboun also thanked the duchess for meeting Palestinian women who are well achieved and to honour their hard work.