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Feb 19, 2007 at 11:21 PM

cover of The Road Map Hits the Wall pamphletIsrael is building a “security fence” around the West Bank. “Fence” (think “Great Fence of China” or the “Berlin Fence”), is a misnomer to the point of absurdity. This 8 metre high apartheid wall is made from concrete 2 metres thick, and when completed, will stretch hundreds of kilometres. Surrounded in places by a trench and rolls of razor wire, it is interspersed with watchtowers.

Israeli authorities claim they are building the Wall for security purposes, but it snakes well inside the West Bank, sometimes by several kilometres and in many cases to encompass Israeli settlements. B’Tselem, an Israeli human rights organization, says this “... is in order to increase the likelihood of their annexation into Israel.” ...

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Israel asks Supreme Court to delay evacuation of West Bank settlement

The Associated Press - Sunday, June 22, 2012

JERUSALEM — Israel's government on Sunday asked the country's Supreme Court to delay the evacuation of an unauthorized West Bank settlement outpost by a month, its latest attempt to put off a potential clash with extremist settlers. No court decision was announced.

The Migron outpost, about 15 kilometres north of Jerusalem, was built on privately owned Palestinian land, a practice the court outlawed decades ago. Some Migron settlers have petitioned the court to remain in their homes. About a third of them claim they've recently bought the land where their houses stand from Palestinians.

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