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Christians Hold Subdued Service in Violence-Wracked Bethlehem

Christians the world over are celebrating Christmas Day, in homes and churches and holy sites - particularly in the town of Bethlehem in the West Bank, where the Bible says Jesus, son of God, was born. Celebrations at Manger Square in Bethlehem are subdued this year due to violent clashes between Israelis and Palestinians over the past three months. But Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah visited the traditional birthplace at the Church of the Nativity...

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