Palestinians puncture hole in Israel's Apartheid Wall

A group of Palestinian activists created a hole in the separation barrier near the occupied East Jerusalem.

Palestinians puncture hole in Israel's Apartheid Wall

World Bulletin/News Desk

With the anniversary of the destruction of the Berlin wall, Palestinians have drilled a hole in the wall that separates Palestine.

The wall and the Resistance Committee against Jewish Settlers activists, hoisted a flag after drilling a
hole in the wall of the district of Bi'r Nabala.

The one of the activists who drilled a hole, said that the drilling was timed with the
anniversary of the pulling down of the Berlin wall.

"On a day like today, the Berlin wall came down," a masked activist told Anadolu Agency.

"This hole is only the beginning of ending the apartheid wall that cuts Palestinian lands," he added.

Israil, had commenced building the Apartheid wall between the West Bank and Israel in 2002.

East Germany had built the Berlin Wall in 1961 to prevent East Germans escaping to West Germany – spanning 46km it was demolished on the 9th November 1989. The wall in question, was known for years in the west as the Separation Wall (Schandmauer).

"The separation barrier exemplifies apartheid in modern times. We will continue with our activities against the expansion of settlements and the construction of the barrier until it is removed," the activist said.

The Israeli separation wall effectively cuts some 50,000 Palestinian residents of occupied East Jerusalem off from the city center.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 08 Kasım 2014, 13:03