Christmas eve celebrations in Bethlehem, December 24, 2013..
(photo credit: REUTERS/Ammar Awad)
It's the season to be jolly, and Bethlehem, believed by Christians the world over to be the birth place of Jesus Christ, is preparing to celebrate. But while the foreign visitors are merry, those local to the town have reasons for being less so.
JPost.com reporter Camilla Schick went to the West Bank city to join in the holiday spirit and hear from both sides.