Welcome to Bethlehem, where Palestinian Santas are tear-gassed

Matthew Champion@matthewchampion
Tuesday 23 December 2014 20:00
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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.

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

Watch a video of the incident below:

(Pictures: Reuters, AP and Getty)

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