Gaza mortar shells target Israeli forces searching for Hamas tunnels; Israel responds with airstrike, tank fire and declares border area a closed military zone; Hamas evacuates two schools as a precautionary measure.21:44 04.05.16 | 4 comments
Good for the Supreme Court!! And about time too. Good for all the village residents, the groups of Israelis and the many international types who fought for this week after week after week. One can;t say with any certainty how the Supreme Court decision would have turned out if this demonstration hadn;t been taking place - but all the attention can;t have been damaging to the village's case. It will also ensure that the State actually implements the decision rather than simply ignoring it (as has been charged by the MoD's own compliance guy in a Haaretz interview). Israel's desire for a separation barrier is in itself regrettable but also understandable. It's really the route it takes that causes the controversy. Good fences may make good neighbours, as Israelis are fond of saying - but a fence that is built inside the next person's garden is a bad fence and will make bad neighbours.