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PHOTOS: Palestinians build a bridge over the separation wall

The non-violent direct action is in protest of restrictions on access to the Aqsa Mosque that Israel places on Palestinian worshipers from the West Bank.

Palestinians and international activists use make-shift bridges to cross the separation wall between Qalandiya and Jerusalem, November 14, 2014. (Photo by Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

Palestinians and international activists use make-shift bridges to cross the separation wall between Qalandiya and Jerusalem, November 14, 2014. (Photo by Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

Some 50 Palestinian and international activists used two make-shift bridges to cross the separation wall between Qalandiya and northern Jerusalem Friday morning. They also cut razor wire adjacent to the wall.

The non-violent direct action was in protest of the restrictions on access to the Aqsa Mosque that Israel places on Palestinians from the West Bank.

Separately, following a tripartite meeting between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jordan’s King Abdullah about tensions on the Temple Mount and in Jerusalem, Israel Police announced that it was suspending the ban on worshippers under the age of 50.

That change, however, will not affect the ability of West Bank Palestinians to reach the Old City of Jerusalem, where the mosque is located. Decisions to grant entry permits for West Bank residents are made by the army and Shin Bet.

Palestinians and international activists use make-shift bridges to cross the separation wall between Qalandiya and Jerusalem, November 14, 2014. (Photo by Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

Palestinians and international activists use make-shift bridges to cross the separation wall between Qalandiya and Jerusalem, November 14, 2014. (Photo by Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

Palestinians and international activists cut razor wire after crossing the separation wall between Qalandiya and Jerusalem, November 14, 2014. (Photo by Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

Palestinians and international activists cut razor wire after crossing the separation wall between Qalandiya and Jerusalem, November 14, 2014. (Photo by Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

At the Hizme checkpoint, used by West Bank settlers to commute to Jerusalem, Palestinians attempted to march toward the holy city. They blocked Israeli traffic and were eventually dispersed by soldiers and police.

Palestinians attempt to march to Jerusalem through the Hizme checkpoint, blocking traffic and protesting against restrictions Israel places on Palestinians trying to reach the Aqsa Mosque in the holy city, November 14, 2014. (Photo by Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

Palestinians attempt to march to Jerusalem through the Hizme checkpoint, blocking traffic and protesting against restrictions Israel places on Palestinians trying to reach the Aqsa Mosque in the holy city, November 14, 2014. (Photo by Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

Palestinians attempt to march to Jerusalem through the Hizme checkpoint, blocking traffic and protesting against restrictions Israel places on Palestinians trying to reach the Aqsa Mosque in the holy city, November 14, 2014. (Photo by Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

Palestinians attempt to march to Jerusalem through the Hizme checkpoint, blocking traffic and protesting against restrictions Israel places on Palestinians trying to reach the Aqsa Mosque in the holy city, November 14, 2014. (Photo by Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

Palestinians attempt to march to Jerusalem through the Hizme checkpoint, blocking traffic and protesting against restrictions Israel places on Palestinians trying to reach the Aqsa Mosque in the holy city, November 14, 2014. (Photo by Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

Palestinians attempt to march to Jerusalem through the Hizme checkpoint, blocking traffic and protesting against restrictions Israel places on Palestinians trying to reach the Aqsa Mosque in the holy city, November 14, 2014. (Photo by Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

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PHOTOS: Palestinians break through separation wall near J’lem
PHOTOS: Protests in Jerusalem over Aqsa Mosque closures

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    1. Pedro X

      Notice that 972mag does not mention the riots in Hevron:

      “300 Palestinians hurled rocks and burned tires at a protest in Hebron, in the West Bank. Security forces said they used rubber bullets and other non-lethal means to disperse the crowds.”

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      • Since they’re on their own territory, Palestinians are free to ‘hurl’ anything they find appropriate.

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    2. Adam

      Notice that 972mag does not mention a whole load of events happening in other places that are not relevant to this article.

      Pedro X, unless you believe everything is connected, which in a way it is, so perhaps you shouldn’t leave us with such a short snippet, you are just pushing bias.

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    3. Henan

      “they used rubber bullets and other non-lethal means to disperse the crowds”…what a load of crap.

      Palestinians didn’t throw rocks, Israel did that, and blamed it on the Palestinians.
      (Isn’t that the childish game IsraHell likes to play?)

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    4. Joel

      The Palestinians I see out my window everyday are busy working in the construction trade.

      Don’t these ‘activists’ you love to photograph have anything better to do with their lives besides poking Israel in the eye?

      Fair question?

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      • benvanbruggen

        Good question, Joel

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      • Ray

        Wouldn’t you just love it if all Palestinians were like Boxer the horse from Animal Farm?

        Israel giving you shit? “I WILL WORK HARDER.”

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        • Joel

          Hey Ray.

          A horse can kick down a barn, but only a man can build one.

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      • Do you also think South African miners should have been happy at their work and grateful?

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    5. Richard

      And right after a guy from Nablus stabs a soldier to death. Build a higher wall, increase patrols, and fill in the gaps.

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    6. TOMER

      Our army must shoot to kill this scum. The foreign arabs must be stopped from invading our country.

      When I can go and visit Ramallah without being stoned or lynched, arabs may be allowed to visit my country.

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    7. soizic

      Un beau drapeau dans une belle et courageuse démarche.
      Nul n’a droit d’enfermer un peuple dans des barbelés.
      Bravo à ceux qui construisent des ponts, pas des murs.

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