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Israeli High Court orders Bil'in area wall re-routed for second time

Aug. 4, 2008 11:45 A.M. (Updated: Aug. 4, 2008 11:45 A.M.)
Bethlehem - Ma'an/Agencies - The Israeli high court rejected a new proposal for the path of a section of the seperation wall that will run through the Palestinian village of Bil'in.

On Sunday the High Court ruled that the sate had 45 days to come up with a new plan for the separation wall. The court found that the most recent plan is in violation of the Court ruling of September 2007 that first ordered the barrier re-routed, and ordered a new less "detrimental" route be suggested.

Once a new plan has been prepared, the villagers, represented by attorney Michael Sfard, will have 21 days to make objections.

During the hearing the court called the plan to annex some of the village land for a nearby settlement, ""direct, extreme violation of the [2007] Court ruling." It has instructed the sate to plan the route of the separation wall so that it does not run through privately owned Palestinian property, but rather on state land.

According to some villagers, however, construction of the wall is putting "facts on the ground" that will make altering the route of the wall difficult.

Israeli media quotes attorney Sfard as saying "The High Court has to date rejected four routes of the fence that was already built, but to this day the government of Israel has not complied with a single verdict."

The state presented the argument that the court had merely suggested that they change the route of the wall, and had not in fact demanded a re-routing.

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