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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Sami Awad, "So be good for goodness sake..." Never Give Up, December 23, 2008.

[Sami Awad is a non-violent Christian activist living in Bethlehem. -jlt]

This past Friday [December 19] Santa Clause stood in solidarity with and attempted to go where fewer and fewer Palestinians are able to go, their own farm lands in the southern hills of the Beautiful little town called Bethlehem. For the second year in a row, taking time away from his main work in this very busy season, Santa decided to come to Bethlehem to support the farmers in reaching their land in order to maintain it and plant it… For the second year in a row (as happens every week when Santa is not there), the Israeli soldiers barricaded and prevented the villagers from reaching their land. is time for Christians all over the world to wake up...

Barbed wires were placed on the main road leading to the farming lands and soldiers with heavy guns stood in a line pouting the whole time at the Palestinian farmers, their international and Israeli friends, and of course… Santa…

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