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PHOTOS: Palestinians break through separation wall near Jerusalem

Activists from the Palestinian Popular Struggle Coordination Committee against the occupation broke a hole through the separation wall near Jerusalem on Saturday, marking 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall. The committee also sent out a press release which stated: “No matter how high walls are built, they will fall. Just as the Berlin Wall fell, the wall in Palestine will fall, along with the occupation.”

A Palestinian smashes a hole through the separation wall near Jerusalem. (photo: Popular Struggle Coordination Committee)

A Palestinian smashes a hole through the separation wall near Jerusalem. (photo: Popular Struggle Coordination Committee)

The press release also stated that the hole in the wall near Jerusalem serves as a reminder that the city is Palestinian, and that nothing will prevent Palestinians from reaching the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

A Palestinian smashes a hole through the separation wall near Jerusalem. (photo: Popular Struggle Coordination Committee)

A Palestinian smashes a hole through the separation wall near Jerusalem. (photo: Popular Struggle Coordination Committee)

Related:
PHOTOS: Palestinians destroy separation barrier in two West Bank villages
Israeli army installs new, remote-controlled weapon atop separation wall

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    1. Pedro X

      This is news? Arab vandalism. Need anyone remind you that the separation barrier has saved the lives of thousands of Israelis?

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      • Bryan

        Pedro – the wall is still substantially incomplete; if the Berlin Wall was similar East Germany would have been depopulated long before the wall came down. You might be guilty of some exaggeration in referring to thousands of lives saved – since in the 20 years 1989-2008 the Israeli victims of suicide bombings comprised 804. It was a change in policy by Palestinian resistance that ended suicide bombing not the wall. Thousands of Palestinians manage to evade or cross the wall daily to work inside Israel, so don’t for one minute believe that it would possibly stop a desperately determined terrorist. Honest Israelis admit that the wall has little to do with protecting Israel but is about annexing some of the most attractive land in the West Bank, and about protecting illegal settlements. But please don’t let facts obstruct the walls of deceit that you like to erect.

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        • Pedro X

          Thousands were saved. Between the beginning of the intifada in September 2000 and December 2005 there were 25,770 terrorist attacks against Israelis by Arab Palestinians. Although suicide bombings only accounted for .5% of all terrorist attacks they accounted for more than half of the casualties caused by terrorist attacks.

          In 2001 and 2002 95 suicide attacks were successfully carried out. 132 were intercepted. After the separation barrier was begun, in 2003 and 2004 there were 41 successful suicide bombing attacks while 303 attacks were thwarted. In 2005 there were only 7 successful suicide attacks. These figures talk to the effectiveness of the separation barrier.

          The difference was the wall and combined Israeli actions in setting up roadblocks to interdict terrorists who could no longer use short routes through Samara to attack Israelis in the Sharon and Tel Aviv regions. The Israelis also aggressively removed terror leaders going door to door arresting and killing them. Israel instituted curfews and raided terrorist locations, finding and removing over 50 bomb labs in 1 year in Jenin and Nablus. Israel also killed Yassin and Rantsi in the Gaza strip.

          The decrease in killings and suicide bombings had all to do with the wall and IDF actions and not with the terrorists willing changing their modus operandi.

          Israel can lock down the West Bank again with checkpoints and curfews and again go house to house to stop the Palestinian terrorists. They can plug the holes in the separation barrier and allow no Palestinian workers into Israel and shoot those who try, if the Palestinians try to institute a new reign of terror.

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          • “The decrease in killings and suicide bombings had all to do with the wall and IDF actions and not with the terrorists willing changing their modus operandi.”

            Back up your statements with verifiable facts PX.

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          • Pedro X

            Data I used was presented by the then ISA head, Yuval Diskin, at a session of the Interior and Environment Committee of the Knesset (reported to the media by the Committee on July 19, 2005). Information about the numbers and status of the victims was taken from the Website of Israeli National Insurance. Go check it out.

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    2. Josh

      Nice action by the activists. Tear down that wall!

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    3. Nina Y F

      I was led to this article by a blogger who said the following:

      “Twenty-five years ago, almost to the day, when men and women did the exact same thing in Berlin, it was heralded as the dawn of a new age of universal progress and civilization. Let’s see how this incident in Israel today is reported, if it’s reported at all.”

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      • Pedro X

        Of course the Israeli separation barrier is like the Great Wall of China intended to keep the hordes of barbarians. Last time I looked that wall was still standing.

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    4. Tomer

      No need for a wall.

      When we have expelled all the Arab enemies to Jordan, we will not fear any suicide attacks.

      Remember:
      No Arabs = No terror

      Then we can tear down that wall !!!

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      • Bryan

        So easy isn’t for fanatics to come up with facile solutions. Even if you could ethnically cleanse an entire population what would be the point – Israel as “a democratic and law-abiding state” would be finished, BDS would bite big time, with Israeli products shunned by the civilized world. In an Arab-free land you could then start sorting out your own civil war between liberals and fascists, between religious fanatics and secularists. How many Arabs have assassinated an Israeli prime minister? They are not the biggest problem you face by a long way.

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      • Bryan

        Don’t know if you live in Israel or are just a fifth-columnist cheer-leader for terrorism, but if you are Israeli you have just advocated the destruction of Israel, and Netanyahu has plans afoot to remove your citizenship.

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    5. How much hardship and suffering do others have to go through to give you peace of mind, you selfish, spoiled brat?

      You’ll never have peace. You don’t even want it. You don’t know what the word means.

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