Friday, February 23, 2018

Bethlehem gets ready for Christmas


By The Palestine Monitor - December 21, 2016
TAGS:
Section: [Main News] [Videos]
Tags: [Bethlehem] [Christians ] [Christmas]

Palestinians in the West Bank city of Bethlehem have been getting ready for the annual Christmas celebrations. They expect international pilgrims to fill the city's hotels after a two-year lull due to violence in the West Bank and the war in Gaza. 
 
Despite a lack of funding to restore the world-famous Church of the Nativity and competition from Israeli tour operators, locals are determined to draw visitors and promote Palestine beyond religious sites.
 
 

                                

Back to Top

Related Articles

US votes to sanction Hamas, ignoring the humanitarian crisis in Gaza
February 21, 2018

The Freedom Theatre’s “Jinan” brings much needed relief to Jenin Camp
February 19, 2018

“He was our lifeline”: Devotion for Edward Said shown at East Jerusalem film screening
February 19, 2018

Most Popular Articles

Israel’s puppet war unmasks apartheid regime
The El-Hakawati theatre was colorfully adorned to host its annual International

Israel Avoids Hard-Right Shift: No Benefit for Palestinians
With many commentators predicting big wins for the settler movement in

Rushdi Tamimi becomes second victim of Israeli army in Nabi Saleh
On Tuesday November 21st, the body of 31 year old Rushdi Tamimi was

Designed & Developed by: Pixel Co