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Thousands Celebrated Christmas Eve in Bethlehem

Christmas Eve celebrations are underway in the West Bank town of Bethlehem. Palestinian boy and girl scouts kicked off Christmas Eve celebrations here in Bethlehem with a festive march through Manger Square. It was a mixture of nationalism and religion: The marchers carried Palestinian flags as they passed a giant Christmas tree in front of the ancient Church of the Nativity. Pilgrims from around the world watched the festivities and also spent some solemn prayer time at the Grotto of...

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