West Bank wall still defies World Court


Four years after the ruling of the International Court of Justice at The Hague was handed down, Israel’s West Bank “separation barrier”—derided by critics as the “apartheid wall”— has not been moved or dismantled in any of the sections that were held to be in breach international law, the Israeli human rights group B’Tselem said in a press release July 9. B’Tselem reiterated its call for the Israeli government to dismantle every section of the barrier that penetrates the West Bank, cancel the travel permits regime that is part of the barrier project, and compensate the Palestinians who were harmed as a result of the barrier’s construction.

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