Palestinian youths have tipped over a part of Israel's separation wall in the occupied West Bank during a demonstration which marked the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Some 300 Palestinians and left-wing activists attended the demonstration in the village of Naalin, Ynet reported on Friday.
They held banners reading "No matter how tall, all walls fall."
According to the demonstrators, a 6-meter (20-foot) high section of the wall was taken down.
"Twenty years ago, no one imagined that the monstrosity that divided Berlin would ever be taken down, but it took only two days to do it," said Muhib Hawaja, a protester attending the rally.
Israeli police however dispersed the crowd by firing tear gas and rubber bullets. Some of the demonstrators were wounded, according to the report.
Israel began the construction of the barrier in 2000 despite the fact that the International Court of Justice had declared the project illegal.
It confiscated thousands of acres of Palestinian lands for constructing 723 km (454 miles) of a barrier of steel and concrete walls, fences and barbed wire.
Friday, November 06, 2009
Palestinians Take Down Parts of WB Wall
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