BBC Middle East Correspondent Yolande Knell joins the rehearsals for the festive processions.

Palestinian Christians are preparing to go on with Christmas events in Bethlehem later on today regardless of a rise in Covid instances in the West Bank.

Midnight mass at the Nativity Church on Christmas Eve will certainly happen however without churchgoers.

Practice for the precursor bands that lead joyful processions has actually been interfered with by lockdowns however precursors state they still intend to bring a message of convenience and also delight

BBC Middle East Correspondent Yolande Knell records.