Israeli Forces Violently Subdue Holiday Santa Claus March
San Francisco Bay Area
28 Feb 2017 22:29 GMT
On December 23, Israeli forces suppressed Bethlehem's "Santa Claus March," shooting tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets at participants, with many suffering from tear gas inhalation. A number of demonstrators participated in a march near Israeli checkpoint 300 which separates Bethlehem residents from Jerusalem. The march, which included participants dressed up as Santa Claus, close to the Christian holiday of Christmas, was launched under the banner "Terrorism and Occupation are Two Sides of the Same Coin," and demanded the opening of Israeli checkpoints for Christian tourists to celebrate the holiday in the traditional birthplace of Jesus Christ.
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