Date: 18/12/2010, 12:00 am the IDF spokesperson and coordinator of government activities in the territories say that during Christmas holiday holidays which begin on Sunday, 19 December 2010 will be confidence-building measures against the Palestinian population in Judea and Samaria and the Gaza Strip in accordance with Minister of Defense, Mr. Ehud Barak, Chief of the General staff, General Gabi Ashkenazi, and given the situation in the central command and the civil administration. The IDF and the coordination of government activities in the territories
Many workers in order to allow the Palestinians freedom of religious worship and existence.
Holiday visit coordinator of government activities in the territories, Maj. Gen. Eitan dangot opposed allowing and civil administration,
Brigadier-General Motti these comments in the main holiday bless churches, and review them on the preparations and coordination carried out in preparation for the expected religious ceremonies during the holiday.
In preparation for the expected religious ceremonies carried out preparatory meetings between representatives of the coordination and liaison headquarters in Bethlehem, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel EYAD Sirhan, and Palestinian counterparts and the testimony in Bethlehem in order to co-ordinate the ceremonies according to the status quo. In this context, would the IDF, Israel Police and civil administration Bethlehem crossings to allow smooth entry to the city during the holidays for thousands of pilgrims expected to visit the region.
The following rules that take effect on Sunday, 19 December 2010 and will apply until Thursday, January 20, 2011:
• Issue permits to Palestinian Christians from Judea and Samaria to Israel (no age limit) for all holidays including Christmas.
• Issue permits to Palestinian Christians 300 port via Ben Gurion Airport to the holiday period subject to evaluation.
• Issue permits to 500 Palestinian Christians port aged 35 and older (subject to security inspection) from Gaza to Israel and Judea and Samaria for visits and to hold religious worship at various times.
• Given a quota of 200 permits for Christians from Arab countries to enter Judea and Samaria during the holiday.
The IDF will continue to act in order to allow the Christian population in Judea and Samaria to specify and to celebrate the holiday.
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