Palestinian Christians get ready for Christmas

Palestinians dressed as Santa Claus celebrate the lighting of the Christmas tree in the old city of Jerusalem
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Palestinians dressed as Santa Claus celebrate the lighting of the Christmas tree in the old city of Jerusalem, on December 16, 2012. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Palestinians dressed as Santa Claus celebrate the lighting of the Christmas tree in the old city of Jerusalem, on December 16, 2012. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Palestinians celebrate the lighting of the Christmas tree in Manger Square, outside the Church of the Nativity, in the West Bank biblical town of Bethlehem, the traditional birthplace of Jesus as preparations for Christmas celebrations get underway on December 15, 2012. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Palestinians celebrate the lighting of the Christmas tree in Manger Square, outside the Church of the Nativity, in the West Bank biblical town of Bethlehem, the traditional birthplace of Jesus as preparations for Christmas celebrations get underway on December 15, 2012. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Palestinians celebrate the lighting of the Christmas tree in Manger Square, outside the Church of the Nativity, in the West Bank biblical town of Bethlehem, the traditional birthplace of Jesus as preparations for Christmas celebrations get underway on December 15, 2012. (AFP/Getty Images)