Israel re-routes West Bank wall

Newly routed barrier returns agricultural land to Palestinian village of Bil'in.

    Israel has agreed to move part of its contentious separation barrier in the West Bank.

    The re-routing comes almost three years after the country's supreme court ruled that the fence must be moved to ease the hardship of people living in the village of Bil'in.

    The anticipated new route will move a 1.7km section of the barrier closer to the Israeli settlement of Modi'in Illit.

    Bil'in should retrieve at least 700,000 square metres, an equivalent amount of 65 football pitches.

    Al Jazeera's Sherine Tadros reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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