Palestinian Authority Jurisdiction

Sites under Palestinian Authority Jurisdiction*

In the area of the Palestinian Authority, there are several important sites for Christians. The most significant of these is Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus

Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus, has been a prime destination for Christian pilgrims for centuries: “And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be enrolled with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. And while they were there, the time came for her to be delivered.