Merry Christmas Sat 24 Dec 2011 Christmas Bethlehem The walled Christmas Tree at the Bethlehem Separation Barrier (photo by Gisela Cardozo) I just wanted to share some Christmas pictures and impressions from the occupied Palestinian territories with you. So this time only pictures and not too much text. Jerusalem is full of religious lunatics... and Santa Clause, who is dancing on the walls of the Old City. No Christmas in Palestine without Arafat! (Bethlehem - Manger Square) For some reasons the Palestinian Christians picked up the bad taste of the US-Americans if it comes to Christmas decorations. (Bethlehem - Manger Square) Kids in Bethlehem The Palestinian version of a Christmas market Do not miss the sweets! ... neither the spices! And finally we even went to church! And met the Pope!?! Merry Christmas to you all!