Foreign ‘Peace Activists’ Destroy Israel Security Fence, But Who Started the Fire?
there is a raging fire burning away in the foreground. Who started the freaking fire??
QALQILIYA, West Bank (AP) — Several newly arrived foreign activists joined Palestinians in tearing down part of an Israeli fence in the West Bank Monday, local activists said.
Some of the foreigners who took part in the protest were among those who had flown into Israel over the weekend, the local activists said. Organizers of the fly-in, which was to bring some 600 activists to the West Bank, have said the campaign is a peaceful show of solidarity with Palestinians living under Israeli occupation.
Monday’s incident took place near the Palestinian village of Izbet Attabeb. In the area, a fence of coils of barbed wire cuts through farmland along a main east-west road, villagers said. The fence keeps Palestinians from accessing the road from the village, they said, though it is open to Palestinians in other sectors.
About 10 of the foreign activists joined about 50 Palestinians in tugging at and tearing down parts of the fence, villagers said.
The Israeli military said there was minor damage to the fence, and the protesters dispersed without military intervention.