The Bethlehem Murders
Schoolteacher Omar Yussef despairs at the infighting and corruption in his hometown of Bethlehem. When a former student is falsely accused of murder, he feels he must do something.
Crime fiction set in Palestine. Omar Yussef, schoolteacher and amateur sleuth, tries to clear the name of his former student George, falsely accused of murder in their hometown of Bethlehem.
Novelist ..... Matt Rees
Dramatist ..... Jennifer Howarth
Director ..... Mary Peate
Matt Rees has turned his observations from working as Time magazine's Jerusalem bureau chief into murder mysteries set in Palestine, with angry idealist Omar Yussef, school teacher and amateur sleuth, as his narrator.
In The Bethlehem Murders, Yussef tries to save the life of his former student George Saba, a Christian recently returned to his home town of Bethlehem, who has fallen foul of a Palestinian militia group. In doing so, Yussef uncovers a world of corruption, cynicism and fear which makes him regret the passing of a time when Christians and Muslims lived peacefully side by side.
|Omar Yussef||Peter Polycarpou|
|Habib Saba||Vincent Ebrahim|
|Marwan Natsha||Vincent Ebrahim|
|Khamis Zeydan||Nabil Elouhabi|
|George Saba||Zubin Varla|
|Dima Rahman||Sirine Saba|
|Jihad Awdeh||Selva Resalingham|
|Hussein Tamari||Philip Arditti|
|Abu Jeriez||Carlos Chahine|