- Written by Jon Donnison Jon Donnison
- Published: 24 December 2011 24 December 2011
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As thousands of Christians attend services in the Palestinian town of Bethlehem, the shepherds in the town have a very different life from that featured in the Nativity.
Israeli security restrictions have made getting sheep to their pastures is increasingly difficult, and the shepherds are thought to be in the way of expanding Jewish settlements.