Sombre Christmas Eve in Bethlehem as Gaza war rages

Bethlehem (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) – An artwork showing rubble and barbed wire, a statue of a child in an incubator as well as banners reading “We want life, not death” are displayed in the forecourt of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. The traditional midnight mass in Bethlehem is held in solidarity with the Gaza Strip, where clashes between Israel and Hamas continue.


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