Palestinian village leaders brought the High Court petition, and opponents of the barrier's route believe that the government's loss may be a signal that the state will lose 10 to 15 other pending appeals. However, the High Court on Sunday rejected two other petitions [Jerusalem Post report] filed by Palestinians opposing the barrier, as well as a request for a temporary injunction on construction of the inner barrier located in the south Hebron hills. The security fence, derided by Palestinians as an "apartheid wall," has been an object of much contention. In 2004 the International Court of Justice issued a non-binding advisory opinion [ICJ materials] at the behest of the UN General Assembly [PDF request; JURIST report] recommending that it not be built after the UN General Assembly requested an ICJ hearing on the issue. The Globe and Mail has more.
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