Preparation for Christmas: “cooperation between Palestinian officials to”

Over 300,000 visitors are expected to reach holiday Christmas celebrations in Bethlehem, in coordinating Director of coordination office in Bethlehem. The crossings in the area were extensive and easily applied to Palestinians

תאריך: 25/12/2012, 11:52    
מחבר: יעל ליבנת, אתר צה”ל

Celebrating the Christmas holiday, a central command to implement many measures in recent days to allow hundreds of thousands of revelers to celebrate the holiday. The period
Christmas holidays began at the 19.12.12 20.1.13 and lengthened, and expected, as
Head of coordination and liaison administration, approximately 300,000 citizens of the city. Every day will get a sale in the various denominations of Christianity, together with representatives of the Palestinian Authority, and the IDF representatives.

As previously mentioned, Christmas holidays worldwide and in Bethlehem a month are paying specification, which specifies holidays for members of the various denominations among Christians. Yesterday (Monday) held a major show to Paris, which is known in the world, when the main mass will be broadcast for the media in the world of the Church of the Nativity celebrations at midnight. According to Lt. Col. Eyal level, expected within the next 24 hours, more than 100,000 visitors when future month could reach about 300,000 visitors. The festivities will Chairman of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, and Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, and in addition to any ceremony expected by senior diplomats from around the world together with
Many of Israel’s Arabs and tourists from different countries.

For upcoming events, carried out a series of steps at Bethlehem, so
To coordinate joint activity with the Christian communities and the Palestinian side. First, conducted extensive coordination activities between the heads of churches, local municipalities and the Jerusalem municipality against the civilian and security coordination, with the aim, according to Lieutenant Colonel, who serves as the representative of the Government in welcoming ceremonies is “to prepare the ceremonies and to confirm their existence properly. For that we get all the crossings in the area.
And the preparations required to allow smooth movement warned through the crossings. ” Lifting noted that there is vast forces deployed than routine, all the key points.

In addition to reinforcing troops, passes from within civilian policy toward Palestinians, including issuing permits to Israel during the holidays to over 20, 000 residents, issuing 200 permits to overseas via Ben Gurion airport for the Palestinians, and 300 permits to Yu according to the lists that the PA approach to government actions. Furthermore, approved tours focused on the Palestinians to Israel created Mayo and approved the entry of 500 Palestinians from the Gaza Strip into Israel and Judea.

Meanwhile, said Lieutenant Colonel Ze’evi “relationship between the IDF and Palestinian Christian causes throughout the year. Occurs primarily at cooperation, where all the fasteners and the cooperation and coordination in real-time. He added that “the events constitute an event flag and at peak every year and change.

Translated from Hebrew

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