Protesters held up posters with messages such as ‘For Christmas I want every Palestinian child back home.’
By Anne Paq and Mustafa Bader / Activestills.org
A week before Christmas, Palestinians dressed up as Santa Claus marched toward the separation wall in Bethlehem last Friday, where they clashed with Israeli Border Police.
The protesters chanted slogans and held up posters with messages such as “For Christmas I want every Palestinian child back home,” in reference to the children who have been arrested by Israeli soldiers over the past two months.
The nonviolent Santa Claus march was dispersed with tear gas, after which young men from Bethlehem began throwing stones at the police officers, who fired more tear gas, along with rubber-coated bullets and live fire. At least three Palestinians were wounded.