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May 20, 2018    01:06:14 PM

Author Topic: Bethlehem, Beit Jala, Beit Sahour engage in “Christmas blackout” to protest US Jerusalem decision  (Read 22 times)

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Bethlehem, Beit Jala, Beit Sahour engage in “Christmas blackout” to protest US Jerusalem decision

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Just days after the Christmas tree lighting in the birthplace of Jesus, Bethlehem, the lights on the giant Christmas tree were turned off at the request of local officials, to protest the US claim that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.

 

The ‘Christmas blackout’ protest also included the Christmas tree in Beit Sahour and the one in Ramallah set up next to the burial site of the late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat.

 

This was a decision made by local officials, whose leadership is majority Christian.


Source: Bethlehem, Beit Jala, Beit Sahour engage in “Christmas blackout” to protest US Jerusalem decision


 

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