Thursday, July 08, 2004

World Court to Rule Against Israel's Barrier

Surprise, surprise. It seems the World Court is set to rule against Israel's security fence and demand it be dismantled.
The paper, quoting documents it had obtained, said the barrier infringed Palestinian rights.

"The construction of such a wall accordingly constitutes breaches by Israel of its various obligations under the applicable international humanitarian law and human rights instruments," Haaretz quoted the documents as saying.

And even less surprising:
Israel has said it will not accept what is expected to be among the most watched rulings in the 58 years of the World Court, based in The Hague.

The Jewish state says the network of fences, ditches and walls has already improved security, but Palestinians call it a land grab.
First, I'm confused as to what "rights" are being infringed upon here, just as I am confused by the constant comparisons of the security barrier to the Berlin Wall. The inability to comprehend to simple difference of the fundamental purposes of the security fence and the Berlin Wall (the former's being protection of citizens and keeping terror at bay, the latter's being the trapping and subjugation of the East German citizenry) astounds me.


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