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Good news: No room

Bethlehem hotels reported the good news of no room at their inns during the 2009 Christmas season, city Mayor Victor Batarseh said, attributing the 4,500 booked rooms to pilgrimage efforts by Christian churches abroad.

After years of declining reservations due to strife on the West Bank, in 2009 many groups stayed in Bethlehem rather than Jerusalem hotels, he said.


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