Palestinians try to knock down part of security fence


(JTA) — Palestinian activists attempted to mark the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall by knocking down a portion of the West Bank security fence.

Ha’aretz reported that masked Palestinian youths in the West Bank town of Na’alin breached a portion of the 25-foot-high section of the wall using a hydraulic car jack, as Israeli border guards fired tear gas. The wall section tilted back but did not fall completely, and when Israeli guards moved in, the Palestinians ran away.

The Palestinians, assisted by Israeli activists, also had hung a banner on the fence stating that "No matter how tall, all walls fall."

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