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Fatah cartoon depicts Santa wearing the “key of return”, handcuffed by the Star of David and prevented from entering Bethlehem

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Text and cartoon posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Text posted in English: "(All errors in source –Ed.) The Israeli occupation prevent the Christians from #Gaza_strip from praying and celebrating Christmas in #Jerusalem and #beit_lahem ."

Text posted in Arabic: "The Israeli occupation is preventing the Gaza Strip’s Christians from visiting Jerusalem and Bethlehem in order to pray and celebrate the Christmas holidays. Happy New Year to all members of #our_Palestinian_people, the Christians and the Muslims, and #Merry_Christmas to you."

The cartoon shows Santa Claus lying face down on the ground, with his hands restrained behind his back by a Star of David functioning as handcuffs. On a chain around his neck is the symbol of “the right of return” of the Palestinian "refugees" – a key. Next to him on the ground are a sack and a bell. Behind him is a sign pointing to Jerusalem and "Beit Lahem" in English and Arabic. In the background is a barrier, and beyond it are buildings, including churches topped by crosses.


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