Bethlehem wall 'spoils Christmas'

BETHLEHEM (REUTERS) — Christian visitors coming to Bethlehem this week to celebrate the birth of Christ will encounter a concrete wall with watchtowers, built by Israel between nearby Jerusalem and the Church of the Nativity.

In a message to remind the world of the barrier’s existence, the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) said the wall symbolises a “Christmas without hope” for the ancient city, where normal life is fragmented and stifled by Israel’s security measures.

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