No Christmas spirit in the West Bank: Israeli journalists banned from celebrations
By Khaled Abu Toameh in The Jerusalem Post
Palestinian journalists applaud the move as justification for "restrictions" imposed on Palestinian media by Israel.
The Palestinian Authority said on Tuesday that it expelled Israeli journalists who came to Bethlehem to cover Christmas celebrations.
The PA Ministry of Information said the decision was taken at the request of Palestinian journalists, who protested against the presence of their Israeli colleagues at Manger Square in the city.
The journalists who were kicked out of Bethlehem worked for Haaretz, i-24 News, Channel 1 and Arutz Sheva, the ministry said.
Palestinian journalists praised the PA police for ordering the Israelis out of the city.
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