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Bethlehem gets ready for Christmas


By The Palestine Monitor - December 21, 2016
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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.
 
 

                                

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