Some 3,500 foreign pilgrims came to Bethlehem for Christmas. The Associated Press cited the figures Monday from the Palestinian Tourism Ministry. Before the intifada broke out in 2000, foreign pilgrims to Bethlehem on Christmas numbered in the tens of thousands.
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