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Palestinian Santas Clash With Israeli Soldiers

Palestinians were dressed as Santa Claus as they clashed with Israeli soldiers near the controversial separation wall in the West Bank.

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Image: Palestinian protesters wearing Santa Claus costumes take part in an anti-Israel protest in front of the Israeli barrier in the West Bank city of Bethlehem

Palestinian protesters wearing Santa Claus costumes take part in an anti-Israel protest in front of the Israeli barrier in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on Dec. 18, 2015. 

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A demonstrator dressed as Santa offers candy to Israeli border police. 

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Palestinians evacuate a protester who was wounded during clashes. 

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A Palestinian dressed as Santa Claus talks to an Israeli soldier during the demonstration. 

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Palestinian demonstrators dressed as Santa Claus take cover during clashes with Israeli troops.
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Palestinians dressed as Santa demonstrate in front of the controversial Israeli separation wall in Bethlehem. 

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Image: Palestinian protester uses a sling to hurl stones towards Israeli troops during clashes following an anti-Israel protest in the West Bank city of Bethlehem

A Palestinian protester uses a sling to hurl stones towards Israeli troops. 

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Israeli security forces advance towards Palestinian stone throwers.  

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Palestinian stone throwers run to take cover after Israeli security forces fired tear gas canisters. 

A campaign of stabbings, shootings and car-rammings by Palestinians has killed 19 Israelis and a U.S. citizen since October. Israeli forces or armed civilians have killed at least 115 Palestinians, 69 of whom authorities described as assailants. 

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