Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus Christ, is experiencing a record flow of tourists. Israel says October figures were record-breaking.
The holy city is located in the occupied West Bank and the ongoing political tensions between Israelis and Palestinians have a direct effect on the tourism industry.
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The record growth in tourism brings Palestinians, who have been struggling to make ends meet, some reason to cheer.
Al Jazeera’s Stefanie Dekker reports from Bethlehem.