State may destroy Bar Kochba era site for barrier

13.12.2012                      29.Kislew. 5773                      Channuka 5

Westjordanland-Zaun:

State may destroy Bar Kochba era site for barrier

Petitions seek intervention on West Bank fence; Nature and Parks Authority calls the site as important as Masada.

The High Court of Justice heard on Wednesday two petitions that asked for court intervention to prevent the West Bank security barrier from being built in a way that could destroy the shared Palestinian-Israeli Battir cultural landscape site as well as an ancient Bar-Kochba stronghold….