Tomb of Rachel in Bethlehem - She was married to Prophet Jacob (Yaqub) and she is the mother of Benjamin and Joseph (Yousuf)

Tomb of Rachel in Bethlehem - She was married to Prophet Jacob (Yaqub) and she is the mother of Benjamin and Joseph (Yousuf)

This tomb is located on the outskirts of Bethlehem and is surrounded by the Sepration Wall

This tomb is located on the outskirts of Bethlehem and is surrounded by the Sepration Wall

The Banksy shop - this shop is opposite the Separation wall in Aida Refugee Camp

The Banksy shop - this shop is opposite the Separation wall in Aida Refugee Camp

Facade of the Jacir Palace Hotel in Bethlehem - Opposite this hotel is the famous artwork of Banksy

Facade of the Jacir Palace Hotel in Bethlehem - Opposite this hotel is the famous artwork of Banksy "the Girl frisking a Soldier"

Minaret of the Mosque of Omar - seen from the Manger Square

Minaret of the Mosque of Omar - seen from the Manger Square

Front door of the Mosque of Omar - this is the oldest mosque in Bethlehem

Front door of the Mosque of Omar - this is the oldest mosque in Bethlehem

Stairs leading to the main prayer hall - this mosque was built in the memory of Caliph Omar who visited Bethlehem in 637AD

Stairs leading to the main prayer hall - this mosque was built in the memory of Caliph Omar who visited Bethlehem in 637AD

Prayer halls of the mosque - main prayer hal is on left side

Prayer halls of the mosque - main prayer hal is on left side

Interior of the Mosque of Omar in Bethlehem - current mosque dates from 1860

Interior of the Mosque of Omar in Bethlehem - current mosque dates from 1860

Mehrab and minbar of the mosque

Mehrab and minbar of the mosque

Mehrab of the Mosque of Omar - this mosque was renovated in 1955

Mehrab of the Mosque of Omar - this mosque was renovated in 1955

A car park attendant or a tea seller in the Manger Square - hard to tell

A car park attendant or a tea seller in the Manger Square - hard to tell

An irish shop in old Bethlehem selling memorabilia

An irish shop in old Bethlehem selling memorabilia

This old sign shows the area next to Bethlehem city

This old sign shows the area next to Bethlehem city

An Israeli settlement can be seen in this photograph, just outside Bethlehem city

An Israeli settlement can be seen in this photograph, just outside Bethlehem city

Mountains on the outskirts of the Bethlehem city - beyond these mountains lies the Dead Sea

Mountains on the outskirts of the Bethlehem city - beyond these mountains lies the Dead Sea

King Herod's Mountain (Herodium) is located 5 kilometres southeast of Bethlehem

King Herod's Mountain (Herodium) is located 5 kilometres southeast of Bethlehem

Roof of a church built beside the Milk Grotto

Roof of a church built beside the Milk Grotto

Rooftop view of Bethlehem

Rooftop view of Bethlehem

Here two minarets can be seen - one belongs to mosque and other to a church

Here two minarets can be seen - one belongs to mosque and other to a church

An Israeli settlement outisde Bethlehem

An Israeli settlement outisde Bethlehem

Roof of a church

Roof of a church

A wood carving factory in Bethlehem

A wood carving factory in Bethlehem

This local wood (mainly from olive trees) is hollowed out and then it is used for decoration

This local wood (mainly from olive trees) is hollowed out and then it is used for decoration

A pet in a local shop

A pet in a local shop

Products made from ceramics and wood on sale

Products made from ceramics and wood on sale

Wooden sculptures on display inside a shop

Wooden sculptures on display inside a shop

Local wood is used to make different products which are sold to visiting tourists

Local wood is used to make different products which are sold to visiting tourists

A sign pointing to the Pools of Solomon aslo known as  Ain-Salah Spring ( El BurÔk in Arabic)

A sign pointing to the Pools of Solomon aslo known as Ain-Salah Spring ( El BurÔk in Arabic)

 These three ancient reservoirs are  located in a Palestinian village of al-Khader

These three ancient reservoirs are located in a Palestinian village of al-Khader

Some people believe that these pools were built by the King Solomon (Prophet Sulaiman)

Some people believe that these pools were built by the King Solomon (Prophet Sulaiman)

There was an equaduct system which was providing water to the city of Jerusalem in the ancient times

There was an equaduct system which was providing water to the city of Jerusalem in the ancient times