Celebrated on Sunday, upgrading village council Batir Bethlehem governorate, the municipality of Batir, following the decision of the Minister of Local Government Hussein Araj, based on the requirements of the public interest and the powers conferred upon him. The ceremony was attended by Minister Hussein al-Araj and Bethlehem Governor Major General Jibreen al-Bakri, the mayor of Batir Akram Jabr, a number of general managers in the ministry, the number of heads of local bodies Bethlehem governorate, and the leaders of the security planning system, and a large crowd of people of the town. Gimp and stressed that the decision to upgrade the village council in Battir to become mayor came after hard work and good potential great development happening on the town respects and urban development, and improvement in the quality of service delivery to the citizens, as well as his own political dimension of his being on the points of contact with the Green Line and the land public Territories ( 1967), and the confirmation of the importance of the town listed by the United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Althavh "UNESCO" in the list of World Heritage sites. Araj added that the ministry is fully prepared to provide all forms of support and help and assistance of the municipal council, to ensure the continued development and progress on the level of service delivery, and urged the city council to create investment opportunities and strengthen aspects and tourist facilities, and work to attract more tourists to the town to become a global tourist destination, which It will benefit the entire community. Gimp and stressed the important role of the municipal council in the leadership of the local community and to reverse its needs through projects contribute to strengthening the steadfastness of the citizens in the town, in addition to its role in the preservation of civil peace and strengthen the bonds of love and solidarity among members of the community. For his part, al-Bakri offered his warm congratulations to the people of the town of Batir on this achievement of the transition to the municipality because of its importance in increasing new municipal possibility to communicate and Alchpeix with global and regional counterparts due to their value and classified in the list of World Heritage sites, and stressing the need to follow applicable laws and regulations in order to ensure the rule of safety and security, justice and equality. For his part, the mayor of Batir thanked the President and the Prime Alorza The Minister lame, but all those who supported and supported the town of Battir to become mayor, which will enable the city council to get more support and assistance to strengthen its efforts to install the people of the town in their lands and protect them, recalling the long struggle waged by the town and its quest to prevent the construction of the barrier on its territory, in addition to the achievements of the most important of which was recorded within the town to the UNESCO list.