SANTA JIHAD! Muslim dressed in Father Christmas costume throws tear gas at Israeli security forces

Dressed from head to toe in a Father Christmas outfit and wearing a gas mask, a Palestinian Muslim is shown throwing a tear gas capsule at Israeli security forces in Jerusalem the day after Christmas. 

UK Daily Mail  The violence was part of a protest against the security barrier and a Jewish residential neighborhood at Bil’in Village in the Judea-Samaria area of Jerusalem.

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Elsewhere, a knife-wielding Palestinian man wounded two Israeli border police officers at the entrance to Jerusalem’s Old City.  The attacker stabbed an officer in the neck and wounded the other at the Lion’s Gate in east Jerusalem, before fleeing.

The stabbing is the latest in a string of Palestinian attacks in recent months against Israelis that have included deadly assaults with guns, knives and vehicles. 

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The violence is largely from a dispute over the holy site in Jerusalem revered by Jews as the Temple Mount and by Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and the site of Al Aqsa Mosque. 

Israeli security officials have suggested the attacks are not carried out on the orders of any group or organization.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel has accused President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority of encouraging violence after he urged Muslims to defend the Jerusalem holy site ‘by all means.’

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A few days ago, a fire bomb left an 11-year old Israeli girl is fighting for her life after it was thrown at her parents’ car. Ayala Shapira, from the settlement of Matan, was hit in the face and suffered third-degree burns on her body after the car was set ablaze.

Doctors said the girl’s recovery will take months, and that she will need facial reconstruction. 

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