Sunday, December 26, 2010

Stoner Claus

AP shows us how heartless the IDF is. Imagine, tear-gassing Santa Claus on Christmas Eve!
A Palestinian protester wearing a Santa Claus costume runs away from a tear gas canister fired by Israeli troops during a protest against Israel's separation barrier outside the West Bank village of Bilin, near Ramallah, Friday, Dec 24, 2010.
That's all we know from AP.

But Getty Images has another photo of our peaceful protesting Santa:
A Palestinian demonstrator dressed as Santa Claus throws stones towards Israeli soldiers during a weekly protest against Israel's separation barrier in the West Bank village of Bilin near Ramallah on December 24, 2009.

UPDATE: Even though the second photo says 2009, I believe that is a typo. The photo EXIF information shows it is copyright 2010 and these protests are always on Fridays, and December 24 2009 was a Thursday. The downloaded picture says it was taken December 24, 2010.