Saturday, Oct. 10
Latest News
  1. Palestinian shot dead after alleged stabbing attack near Damascus gate
  2. Palestinian shot dead in Shufat clashes overnight
  3. Jihad Salem Ubeid, 22, dies from Gaza demo injuries
  4. 2 killed, 19 injured as Israeli forces open fire at Gaza demo
  5. Palestinian woman shot, injured after stabbing Israeli in Afula
  6. Israeli stabs, injures 4 Palestinians in Dimona
  7. Army: Israeli moderately injured in Afula stab attack by Palestinian
  8. Israeli forces kill Palestinian in Shufat refugee camp raid
  9. Clashes erupt at Bethlehem's northern entrance
  10. Police: Israeli soldier stabbed in Tel Aviv
  11. Police: Palestinian detained after Israeli stabbed in Jerusalem
  12. Israeli media: Palestinian shot near Jerusalem after car attack
  13. Police: Palestinian stabs Israelis in Petah Tikva, arrested at scene
  14. 84 Palestinians injured by rubber bullets in West Bank clashes
  15. Israeli forces raid home of Jerusalem stab suspect
  16. Reports: Palestinian killed after stabbing soldier in Kiryat Gat
  17. Israeli media: Palestinian shot dead after stabbing Israeli
  18. 2 Palestinians sustain injuries in Dar Salah clashes
  19. Residents of Majdal Bani Fadil prevent settler attack overnight
  20. Jordan MP's son 'carried out Iraq suicide attack'

Bethlehem gets ready for Christmas

Nov. 26, 2012 11:12 A.M. (Updated: Nov. 26, 2012 8:14 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- Preparations for the launch of Christmas celebrations in Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus Christ, are in full swing, the newly elected mayor of the city Vera Baboun said.

Speaking to Ma’an Sunday evening, Baboun highlighted that preparations started late because of the Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip.

She pointed out that Christmas celebrations this year will focus on Palestinian triumph, peace, hope and selflessness.

The mayor highlighted that celebrations would be dependent upon the security situation in the Gaza Strip expressing hope that peace will prevail in Palestine and the region, and the crippling siege on the Gaza Strip will come to an end.

“May God’s peace be upon the martyrs of Gaza, and may injured people recover,” she said.

Baboun also highlighted that the Israeli offensive against Gaza had serious negative impact on tourism in Bethlehem.

Many tourists canceled their visits in November and December due to the situation in the Gaza Strip, Baboun said, quoting tourism agencies in Bethlehem.

Baboun was elected in October and is the first female mayor of Bethlehem.
Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2015