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A Palestinian demonstrater uses a hammer to try to destroy a part of the Israeli barrier, which was erected in June 2012 by Tel Aviv to divide the occupied West Bank, as others climb on the barrier, October 28, 2015 (AFP)
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A Palestinian protester tries to hammer a hole through the Israeli barrier, which was erected in June 2012 by Tel Aviv to divide the occupied West Bank, as others climb on the barrier, October 28, 2015 (Reuters)
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Palestinian demonstraters burn tires and throw stones near the Israeli barrier, which was erected in June 2012 by Tel Aviv to divide the occupied West Bank, as others climb on the barrier, October 28, 2015 (AFP)
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A Palestinian demonstrater uses a hammer to try to destroy a part of the Israeli barrier, which was erected in June 2012 by Tel Aviv to divide the occupied West Bank, as others climb on the barrier, October 28, 2015 (AFP)
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A Palestinian demonstrater uses a hammer to try to destroy a part of the Israeli barrier, which was erected in June 2012 by Tel Aviv to divide the occupied West Bank, as others climb on the barrier, October 28, 2015 (Reuters)
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A Palestinian protester returns a tear gas canister fired by Israeli occupation troops near the Israeli barrier, which was erected in June 2012 by Tel Aviv to divide the occupied West Bank, as others climb on the barrier, October 28, 2015 (Reuters)
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Palestinian protesters wave Palestinian flags on the Israeli barrier, which was erected in June 2012 by Tel Aviv to divide the occupied West Bank, as others climb on the barrier, October 28, 2015 (Reuters)
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A Palestinian protester tries to hammer a hole through the Israeli barrier, which was erected in June 2012 by Tel Aviv to divide the occupied West Bank, as others climb on the barrier, October 28, 2015 (Reuters)
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A Palestinian protester tries to hammer a hole through the Israeli barrier, which was erected in June 2012 by Tel Aviv to divide the occupied West Bank, as others climb on the barrier, October 28, 2015 (AP)
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A Palestinian demonstrater uses a hammer to try to destroy a part of the Israeli barrier, which was erected in June 2012 by Tel Aviv to divide the occupied West Bank, as others climb on the barrier, October 28, 2015 (AFP)
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As Palestinians continue demonstrationg against the Israeli occupation, some apply hammers to the 13-year-old Apartheid wall that divide Palestinian life in the West Bank

The Israeli apartheid wall is a separation barrier that was built by Israel in the occupied West Bank in June 2002 during the second Palestinian Intifada.

The wall, which has been condemned by international rights organisations, has hampered the movement of Palestinians across the West Bank and divided agricultural land, villages and towns. Israel has also built a system of Jewish-only highways across the West Bank to protect the movement of thousands of illegal Jewish settlers.

In October 2015, Israeli occupation forces began erecting a new wall in annexed East Jerusalem, claiming to protect a Jewish neighbourhood which they claim is subject to firebomb and stone attacks launched from a nearby Palestinian village. The new wall effectively divides Palestinian Jabel Mukaber and Jewish Armon Hanatziv, raising criticism among many who view the move as comparable to South Africa's former system of apartheid. Israeli opposition groups have said that the move is a de facto division of Jerusalem.

For several weeks Palestinians have been waging demonstrations against the 48-year-old occupation by Israel of Palestinian territories in East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza.

Read more about the Palestinian struggle here

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Miriam Berthauer
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Living in the Netherlands, it makes me feel ashamed the Dutch word 'Apartheid' (segregation) is so widely used.
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