On the Christmas tree near the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem was extinguished the lights. According to biblical tradition it was there that Jesus Christ was born.
In addition, the fires ceased to burn on the Christmas tree in Ramallah, near the grave of former leader Yasser Arafat. The representative of local authorities Fadi Ghattas claimed that appropriate actions were a sign of protest against the decision of the President of the United States Donald trump on the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
It is still unknown whether to turn on the lights by 24 December, when the eve of Catholic Christmas.
As you know, the American leader said that the time to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital has come. In addition, the President approved the document on the transfer of the Embassy from tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The statement of the trump, as expected, led to mass protests by the Palestinians.
The us government delayed a decision in 1995, even during the administration of bill Clinton. George W. Bush and Barack Obama did not accept him, fearing the escalation of the situation in the region.