The Jerusalem Municipality, in coordination with the
Jewish National Fund, will distribute free Christmas trees to Christian
residents of the city on Sunday between 9:00 a.m. and noon at College Des
Freres - De La Salle High School, located at 20 Bab
El-Jadid Road. According to the municipality, the trees will be given on a first
come, first served basis.
There will also
be a limited amount of Christmas trees reserved for journalists with GPO cards
who are non-Jerusalem residents. The Jerusalem Development Authority, in
coordination with local residents and shop keepers, will also decorate the
streets and hang festive lighting in the Christian Quarter of the Old City.
“As the home of the three Abrahamic traditions,
Jerusalem is dear to over 3.5 billion people of varying faiths around the world,”
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat said in a statement. “Our city is proud to be an
open city, with freedom of religion for all residents.”