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Sep 05, 2007 at 05:50 AM
MATTI FRIEDMAN
Associated Press
September 4, 2007 at 5:50 AM EDT

JERUSALEM — In an embarrassing blow to the Israeli government, the Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the state to redraw the route of its West Bank separation barrier near a Palestinian village that has come to symbolize opposition to the enclosure.

Residents of the village of Bilin went to court arguing that the current route, built on village land, kept them from their fields and orchards, which remained on the other side of the barrier. Villagers and their Israeli and foreign supporters have protested at the barrier every Friday for the past 21/2 years, routinely sparring with police in clashes that wounded dozens...

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