Bethlehem Brawl

I suppose that Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without the monks at the place of Jesus’ birth duking it out.

For a quarter of an hour bearded and robed priests laid into each other with fists, brooms and iron rods while the photographers who had come to take pictures of the annual cleaning ceremony recorded the whole event.


2 thoughts on “Bethlehem Brawl

  1. This is VERY believable. Why has a Muslim family held the key to daily open and close the Church of the Holy Sepulcher for hundreds of years. SAME REASON.

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