A man dressed as Santa whose preferred mode of transport is a camel has been trying to lift spirits in East Jerusalem by handing out Christmas gifts to the Holy City's residents on Thursday.
The man behind the white beard, Issa Kassissieh, a Palestinian Christian, was filmed in his grotto and on the streets of the Old City handing out presents to children and free Christmas trees.
His... Еще initiative is supported by the city's authorities, who hope that his efforts can relieve tension in the city, after US President Donald Trump decided to formally recognise Jerusalem as the Israeli capital on December 6.
«Whatever happens in the world, I came here to make the spirit and the happiness for the children,» said Kassissieh.
Merry Christmas from Santa and Rudolph the red-nosed camel!