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    • Tom S
    • 05.09.07 | 18:41 (IDT)

    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.

    from the article: Court orders state to alter West Bank separation fence route at Bil'in
    First published 00:00 04.09.07 | Last updated 00:00 04.09.07
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