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Crowds throng Bethlehem for Christmas
Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:JoniTx, 12/24/2013 10:00:46 PM

Bethlehem, West Bank - Thousands of Christian pilgrims from around the world packed the West Bank town of Bethlehem for Christmas Eve celebrations on Tuesday, bringing warm holiday cheer to the biblical birthplace of Jesus on a cool, clear night. The heavy turnout, its highest in years, helped lift spirits in Bethlehem as leaders expressed hope that the coming year would finally bring the Palestinians an independent state of their own. "The message of Christmas is a message of peace, love and brotherhood. We have to be brothers with each other," said Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal, the top Roman Catholic cleric in the Holy Land,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: P51DMustang, 12/24/2013 10:27:06 PM     (No. 9667157)

I am sorry, this Infidel does not believe for one moment that Islam wouldn´t wipe Israel off the face of the earth if it had an opportunity.

AP must be smoking chum with Dur Leader.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 12/25/2013 12:03:58 AM     (No. 9667195)

Is Twal there for a Christmas service or to deliver a message of propaganda ?



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Reply 3 - Posted by: my2sense, 12/25/2013 10:18:15 AM     (No. 9667493)

In a Bethlehem that has steadily seen itself depopulated of Christians fleeing oppression by Muslim Palestinians, who are cynically appropriating the sites and celebrations for the tourist dollars they bring in (and griping that most tourists prefer to lodge--and buy in Israel). The Middle Eastern country in which the Christian population has grown is Israel. Doesn´t stop us from getting regularly bashed and pestered to commit suicide, though.

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