Bethlehem (300), Etzion DCL
Only 3 cars belonging to Palestinians were in the parking lot when we arrived. It was Tuesday, hence no magnetic cards are issued, but the GSS were at work. We met a priest who came to issue permits for a busload of tourists on their way to Bethlehem on Christmas Eve. A Palestinian was trying to apply for a permit to enter Israel. He was already in touch with Sylvia but with no results. We encouraged him to persist and get in touch with Sylvia again. We gave him her card.