Bethlehem is more quiet than for a long time, the tourist buses are arriving in higher numbers, we have had democratic elections, and one could almost pretend the situation was getting better.
What has failed to reach world media though, is the continuing systematic imprisonment of Palestinians, and especially Palestinian children.
In the last 3 weeks in
Also there are bulldozers digging around the Israeli military installation/place of worship 'Rachel's Tomb' in the North of the city. It is said that a Jewish religious school and a synagogue is to be built, surrounded by more concrete walls.see:http://www.maannews.net/