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Sparse Turnout on Gloomy Christmas Eve in Bethlehem

Israeli forces have killed four Palestinian assailants in separate attacks in the West Bank.  Ongoing unrest is overshadowing Christmas Eve celebrations in the Palestinian-ruled town of Bethlehem, where turnout is sparse. Palestinian Boy and Girl Scouts kicked off Christmas celebrations with a march through Manger Square here in the West Bank town of Bethlehem.  But the atmosphere is gloomy: Three months of Israeli-Palestinian violence have scared pilgrims and tourists...

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