As the western world marked 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall, Palestinian youths took symbolic action of their own, hammering a hole in the wall separating Israel and the Palestinian territories.
The Palestinian youths, armed with sledgehammers, smashed an opening into the wall in the West Bank village of Bir Nabala, which is located between Jerusalem and Ramallah.
"It doesn't matter how high the barriers will be, they will fall. Like the Berlin Wall fell - The Palestinian wall will fall," the activists told Maan news agency.
The activists said that their symbolic gesture was designed to show Israelis that the wall will not prevent Palestinians reaching Jerusalem and the al-Aqsa Mosque, the third-holiest site in Islam which many Palestinians are prevented from visiting.