Bethlehem – The President of the State of Palestine, Mahmoud Abbas, opened in the office of the Custody of the Holy Land opposite the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, the largest figurine of Christ in the world made of olive tree wood.
The opening ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh. Father Ibrahim Faltas, Advisor to the Custodian of the Holy Land and Representative of the Franciscan Friars in Palestine. Dr. Ramzi Khoury, President of the Higher Presidential Committee of Churches Affairs. Major General Majed Faraj, Head of General Intelligence Service. Major General Hazem Atallah, Chief of Palestinian Civil Police and Mr. Anton Salman, The mayor of Bethlehem.