The "Israeli" Occupation Prevents the Christians of Gaza from Visiting Jerusalem and Bethlehem at Christmas
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A spokeswoman for the "Israeli" Military Liaison Office with the Palestinians said: The Christians of Gaza can obtain permission to travel abroad, but none of them will be allowed to enter "Israel" and the occupied West Bank.
The spokeswoman indicated that based on "security directives", Gazans will be allowed to travel abroad via the Allenby Bridge (King Hussein Bridge) border with Jordan, but they will not visit cities in occupied Palestine and the West Bank.
This year’s decision changed from the usual approach. Last year, the occupation entity allowed about 700 Christians from Gaza to travel to Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth, and other cities attracting thousands of visitors in every season for Christmas holidays.