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Sunday/W@1: Bethlehem Christmas

today (monday 24th), 7.20-7.24am, and 1.06-1.07pm, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by emily buchanan) and world at one (presented by jonny dymond) include …

“St Nicholas’s saint’s-day is still widely celebrated and nowhere more so than amongst the Palestinian Christian town of Beit Jala, next to Bethlehem.”
Thousands of pilgrims have joined Palestinians in Bethlehem for the start of Christmas Eve celebrations. A parade was held in Manger Square with carols in Arabic played through speakers.”

including reports from …
• bbc reporter yolande knell
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