For Bethlehem Tattoo Artist, Religion is More Than Skin Deep

Pilgrims to Bethlehem often return home with candles or rosaries, but for those who see religion as more than skin-deep, tattoo artist Walid Ayash is there to help. The 39-year-old Palestinian specialises in Christian themes. His repertoire includes around 100

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Hamas: Terrorist Behind Jerusalem Bus Bombing Was One of Ours

TEL AVIV – While not officially claiming responsibility for Monday’s bus bombing in Jerusalem, Hamas announced in a statement that a Bethlehem native suspected of detonating the explosive device came from the Islamist group. This while Israeli security officials have yet to release information conforming that the explosion was a terrorist attack.

Israeli firemen and emergency services check the remains of a burnt-out bus after extinguishing the flames following an explosion in Jerusalem on April 18, 2016.

Israel Says Deal Reached To Halt Rolling Blackouts In West Bank

JERUSALEM (AFP) –  Israeli and Palestinian officials reached an agreement on Wednesday to stop several days of rolling blackouts in the occupied West Bank over what Israel says is some $450 million in debt. Under the agreement, the Palestinian Authority would

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Photo dated 13 July 2006 showing power cables in Germany. A sudden weekend surge in demand for electricity in Germany 04 November 2006, due to freezing weather plunged much of Europe into blackness as France and other power exporting countries found their grids overtapped.

Bethlehem Christmas Festivities Go Ahead Despite Tensions

Near the church in Bethlehem’s Manger Square, built over the site where Christians believe Jesus was born, tour guides pace back and forth, waiting in vain for tourist buses that fail to show. Hisham Khamis, a guide for 10 years,

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Christians in Bethlehem Endure Through Deadly Persecution

BETHLEHEM—“We are the forgotten people, but we are not forgotten by God.” That’s how Pastor Naim Khoury of First Baptist Church of Bethlehem—the largest evangelical church in the Palestinian-controlled West Bank area of Israel—explained his church’s continuing existence. After all, it’s been bombed 14 times.

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