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This chapter presents a map of Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories, a map of the territorial fragmentation of the West Bank. It also presents a table illustrating a statistical material: Population growth in Bethlehem since the late sixteenth century, Population of Palestine by religion mid-sixteenth century to mid-twentieth century, Palestinian Christian population, Christians of the West Bank and Gaza by denomination, Christian emigration from urban Bethlehem to other countries between Sept. 2000 and Nov. 2004, Businesses located in Rachel Tomb area in the north of Bethlehem, Tourism indicators. Finally, the chapter contains number of photographs. The photographs include: Wedding in Beit Sahour, demonstration in Beit Sahour, and the wall in Bethlehem.

Keywords: Beit Sahour; Bethlehem; Israel; Palestinian Christian; West Bank



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