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Palestinians scoop Israel with 'pope at wall' image

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In what some are calling a complex game of "papal propaganda poker," Pope Francis's prayer at Israel's West Bank separation barrier handed a decisive victory to the Palestinians, commentators said. 

A handout picture released by the Vatican press office shows Pope Francis praying at Israel's separation barrier on May 25, 2014

"One image from the pope's visit has already become history," admitted Israeli daily Yediot Aharonot, saying the picture of the pope's impromptu stop to rest his hand and forehead on the wall "immediately became a Palestinian PR achievement."

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