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Updated On: Sunday, 15 September 2019

?Bethlehem: Woodcraftsmen struggle to keep Xmas tradition alive | Al Jazeera English

2018-12-25 | ?Bethlehem: Woodcraftsmen struggle to keep Xmas tradition alive | Al Jazeera English

Hand-carved wooden mangers and statues made in Bethlehem are sought-after around the world.
But the centuries-old trade is under threat because the Christian population is dwindling in the Israeli-occupied Holy Land.
However, that is creating an opportunity for Palestinian artisans.

Al Jazeera's Natasha Ghoneim reports from Bethlehem.

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