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Welcome to Bethlehem, where Palestinian Santas are tear-gassed

Posted by Matthew Champion in news
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This was the scene in Bethlehem earlier today as Palestinian protesters, some of whom were dressed as Father Christmas, clashed with Israeli security forces.

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Demonstrators were demanding greater freedom of movement in the West Bank city, which according to the New Testament was the birthplace of Jesus.

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Watch a video of the incident below:


(Pictures: Reuters, AP and Getty)


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