Conflict casts shadow on Bethlehem Christmas

Continuing unrest in occupied East Jerusalem and the recent death of a Palestinian minister has subdued festivities.

    Officials at the Church of the Nativity are saying that the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine has cast a shadow over festivities this Christmas.

    The holiday also comes at a time when the Christian population in Bethlehem is shrinking.

    Al Jazeera's Imtiaz Tyab reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    We dialled more than 35,000 random phone numbers to paint an accurate picture of displacement across South Sudan.

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Meet the man on a mission to take down Cambodia's timber tycoons and expose a rampant illegal cross-border trade.

    Pakistan's tribal areas: 'Neither faith nor union found'

    Pakistan's tribal areas: 'Neither faith nor union found'

    Residents of long-neglected northwestern tribal belt say incorporation into Pakistan has left them in a vacuum.