Bethlehem

West Bank town near Jerusalem, traditional birthplace of Jesus Christ

A Palestinian boy walks past a drawing by British graffiti artist Banksy
Banksy to sell paintings to raise $1 million for a Bethlehem hospital

The trio of paintings is Banksy's critical response to the ongoing refugee crisis. They are titled "Mediterranean Sea View 2017."

Givat Hamatos
Israel extends tender deadline for Givat Hamatos

The Israeli left-wing NGO Peace Now that opposes the project denounced the extension of the tender and called on Alternate Prime minister and Defense minister Benny Gantz to put a halt to it.

Church of the Nativity reopens as Palestinians ease coronavirus curbs

There have been 423 recorded coronavirus cases and two deaths in the West Bank.

By REUTERS
26/05/2020
An entrance of the Church of the Nativity is seen locked amid coronavirus precautions, in Bethlehem
Jews, Christians join forces to aid Bethlehem's coronavirus victims

The group delivered ibuprofen, multi-vitamins, gloves, masks and snacks, and also helped the American tourists quarantined at the Angel Hotel in Beit Jala near Bethlehem.

A view shows Banksy's the Walled Off hotel and a section of the Israeli barrier in Bethlehem, Octobe
Palestinians confirm 6 new coronavirus cases

The new cases raise the toll of Palestinians infected by the virus to 26 – all but one in Bethlehem.

Palestinians light Christmas tree in Manger Square outside the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem,
Coronavirus: PA shuts Bethlehem mosques, fears of ‘economic catastrophe’

The PA Ministry of Health said on Sunday that 712 suspected samples of the virus tested in the West Bank and Gaza Strip since January 20 were all negative.

Bethlehem deserted after Palestinians declare coronavirus emergency

In other parts of the West Bank, Palestinian security forces staffed checkpoints and turned some foreigners away.

By REUTERS
06/03/2020
Holy sites in the land of Israel are doomed to be profaned by Palestinians

Such widespread hatred for the Jews can only be explained in a spiritual sense

12/02/2020
Prince Charles tours Palestinian territories during Middle East visit

During the trip, the Prince of Wales visited the grave of his late grandmother Princess Alice as well as many of the holy Christian and Muslim sites.

A view shows Banksy's the Walled Off hotel and a section of the Israeli barrier in Bethlehem, Octobe
'Jeopardy' producers apologize for Church of the Nativity flap

The politics of the answer and question generated a storm of reactions on social media, prompting producers to issue an apology.

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