The number of visitors to the city of Bethlehem increased by 96.5 percent in the first nine months of 2008 compared to the same period in the previous year, statistics on Holy Land tourism released by the Israeli Civil Administration show.
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Jericho, also on the West Bank, and famous for Jesus's immortal story of the good Samaritan, has experienced a 42.3 percent increase in visitors in the same period, according to a 24 November Israeli Ministry of Tourism press release.