Israel rejects Palestinian demands to reroute section of West Bank barrier

24.08.2011                      24.Aw-Elul, 5771

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Israel rejects Palestinian demands to reroute section of West Bank barrier

Walajeh village residents claim barrier will cut them off from farmlands, water source; Israel Supreme Court promises access points for farmers to reach lands.

The Israeli Supreme Court has rejected a Palestinian village's appeal to reroute a section of Israel's West Bank separation barrier straddling the Jerusalem municipal border, saying the petitioners didn't prove the barrier would smother the village.
Residents of Walajeh village had claimed the path of the section under construction would cut them off from their farmlands, cemetery and water source. Israel says the barrier, which at multiple points dips inside the West Bank, is crucial to keep out Palestinian attackers….