that my relatives in Bethlehem and other West Bank towns are not allowed entry into the Old City to observe this ritual as a result of Israel's racist Zionist policies. People love to say what they want about Islamic rule, however under the Ottoman rule, the 400 year status quo allowed for all Christians to observe this holiday in the Old City. jACKIE, hate to break it to you, but I was alive when Jordan occupied the West Bank and East Jerusalem. I never had my religious rights infringed upon. So quit making up stories, you don't reside in the Holy Land and you speak only ignorance.
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