One day this month, Mr. Misk tried to enter Israel with some friends through a wooden area and was captured by Israeli soldiers. The soldiers tied their hands behind their backs and made them lie face down on the ground for six hours, he said, before taking them back to the West Bank and releasing them.
The next day he paid a smuggler $ 15 to get him through the barrier.
While Mousa Naser recently waited his turn to scale the wall, dozens of men who had crossed before him were captured on the other side. When the soldiers took the men away, Mr. Naser and others rushed.
But overcoming the wall is not the only obstacle.
On Wednesday, several Palestinians reported broken bones after falling from the top of the wall, the Palestinian Red Crescent said.
At checkpoints throughout East Jerusalem, in the Old City and at the numerous entrances to the mosque complex, Israeli police regularly stop people, especially young people, and ask to see their identity documents. Those who do not have the necessary paperwork can be arrested.