25 January 2021,   18:31
Christians from Gaza won"t be able to enter Bethlehem and Jerusalem on Christmas

Christians in the Gaza Strip will not be allowed to visit holy cities such as Bethlehem and Jerusalem to celebrate Christmas this year, Israeli authorities said on Thursday.

Gazan Christians will be granted permits to travel abroad but none will be allowed to go to Israel and the occupied West Bank, home to many sites holy to Christians, a spokeswoman for Israel"s military liaison to the Palestinians said.
The spokeswoman said that following "security orders", Gazans would be allowed to travel abroad via Israel"s Allenby Bridge border crossing with Jordan but not to visit cities in Israel or the West Bank.