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Palestinians light Christmas tree in Manger Square outside the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem,

How will Christmas be celebrated in Judea and Samaria?

The Administration will work to prevent crowding through police enforcement.

Palestinians light Christmas tree in Manger Square outside the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem,

Christmas in Bethlehem: Celebrations may be limited due to coronavirus

Christmas celebrations in the biblical town known as Jesus' birthplace are generally attended by thousands of people from across the globe.

Christmas festivities begin in Bethlehem in coordination with IDF

Coordination between various security agencies are designed to ensure and protect freedom of worship for all denominations in the city, while also maintaining security and order in the area.

Relic from Jesus' manger arrives in Bethlehem just in time for Christmas

Before its transfer to Bethlehem, the relic was put on display to the public at the Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center, encased in a silver-colored ornamental table-top stand.

A Christmas tree is decorated in the Christian-majority neighbourhood of Hamidiyeh in Homs

Celebrating Christmas in the war-torn Middle East

The holiday offers little escape throughout the region and has been politicized in the Palestinian territories.

 Issa Kassissieh, wearing a Santa Claus costume, rides a camel during the annual Christmas tree dist

In Pictures: See how the Middle East celebrates Christmas

There might not be any snow, but that doesn't stop the Christians of the Middle East from celebrating in their own way.

Archeology on display next to a Santa balloon in Bethlehem

Festive Bethlehem

Bethlehem has the feel of a cosmopolitan city more than some other cities under PA jurisdiction.

Palestinian security forces stand guard on the roof of the Church of the Nativity

Seeing beyond Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity

“I finally get to visit the start of Christianity,” said Martina, 53, a Russian tourist. “It’s a very emotional moment for me.”

MANGER SQUARE in Bethlehem sparkles last night with the celebration of Christmas Eve.

Thousands descend upon Bethlehem to celebrate Christmas

Star Street, the main passageway through the town’s ancient section, was decorated with festive lights dotting its walls and storefronts.

FADI KATTAN (right) makes a purchase from his butcher last week for his Hosh al-Syrian guest house i

Fadi Kattan brings new ideas, old traditions to his high-end Bethlehem eatery, Fawda Cafe

Fadi grew up in Bethlehem and attended the Lycée Français in Jerusalem. His passion for cooking is rooted in memories of flavors from his grandmother’s kitchen.

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