24.12.2010 17.Tevet, 5771
Hundreds of Gaza Christians depart for Christmas in the West Bank
IDF coordinates the rare passage to the West Bank, saying it was part of its goal to ensure freedom of worship for all religions.
More than 500 members of the Gaza Strip's tiny Christian community left the blockaded territory on Thursday to participate in Christmas celebrations in Jesus' traditional birthplace of Bethlehem.
The Israel Defense Forces coordinated the rare passage to the West Bank ahead of the holiday, saying it was part of its goal to ensure freedom of worship for all religions….