O not so Little Town of Bethlehem

Bethlehem is a major city today, but it still sits on the steep hills south of Jerusalem. Today we visited both the Church of the Nativity as well as the refugee camps for Palestinians in Bethlehem. The photos below are from the camps, which originally were tents in 1948, but as you can see the tents have been replaced by concrete structures, including the Wall that now separates the Palestinian side from the Israeli side of the city. The complexity of this conflict were evident in many ways today. (Internet difficulties are limiting my ability to post photos)