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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas attends a Christmas midnight mass in the Church of the Nativity, in Bethlehem in the Israeli-occupied West Bank

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas holds a wooden relic reputed to be part of Jesus's manger, as he speaks with the acting Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Pierbattista Pizzaballa during a Christmas midnight mass in the Church of the Nativity, in Bethlehem in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Wednesday, December 25, 2019. Pool photo by Mussa Qawasma/UPI

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