• Short Summary

    THOUSANDS OF CHRISTIAN ARABS LIVING IN ISRAEL CROSSED OVER TO THE OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM TODAY (TUESDAY) TO ATTEND CHRISTMAS EVE CEREMONIES IN NEARBY BETHLEHEM.

  • Description

    THOUSANDS OF CHRISTIAN ARABS LIVING IN ISRAEL CROSSED OVER TO THE OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM TODAY (TUESDAY) TO ATTEND CHRISTMAS EVE CEREMONIES IN NEARBY BETHLEHEM.

    MOST OF THEM WERE WOMEN AND CHILDREN. THEY POURED HAPPILY THROUGH THE MANDELBAUM GATE DIVIDING THE TWO SECTORS, MANY BRINGING PRESENTS FOR RELATIVES LIVING IN THE JORDANIAN ZONE OF THE HOLY CITY.

    THE GATE IS OPENED ONCE A YEAR TO ALLOW THE CHRISTMAS REUNION. NORMALLY, THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO MAKE THE CROSSING ARE DIPLOMATS AND UNITED NATIONS PERSONNEL.

    NEXT MONTH, THE GATE WILL OPEN ITS DOORS TO ONE OF ITS MOST HONOURED PILGRIMS: POPE PAUL. AND TODAY ISRAELIS ARE WIDENING THE STREET LEADING TO THE CROSSING AND SPRUCING UP NEARBY BUILDINGS FOR HIS ARRIVAL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEQWDFMJFB7JAE84D4MZ65RA06
    Media URN:
    VLVAEQWDFMJFB7JAE84D4MZ65RA06
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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