Monday, November 9, 2009
The Wall Must Fall
Coinciding wit the festivities around the fall of the Berlin Wall, 20 years ago, Palestinians on Monday had their own celebration. Ma'an News reported that some 100 people broke through the Qalandia checkpoint near Ramallah and tore down a slab of the wall that Israel euphemistically uses to call the 'Separation Barrier'. The demonstrators carried Palestinian flags and set fire to a pile of car tires at the other side of the Wall. In order to bring down the concrete slab they used a truck. Israeli military responded by firing at the crowd but there were no reports of casualties.
The demonstrators were right of course. The Berlin Wall was wrong, and this one is no less wrong. Bravo: also this wall must fall.