Bil'in

Israel Begins Court-Ordered Removal Of Security Fence

06/27/2011

Israel's military began rerouting the security fence bordering the West Bank village of Bil'in.

The tearing down and rebuilding of the fence, in compliance with a 2007 Israeli Supreme Court ruling, began Sunday. The entire project will cost about $7.5 million.

Another $1.5 million will help make newly available land suitable for use by Palestinian farmers. Prior to tearing down the fence, Israeli soldiers relocated dozens of Palestinian olive trees, according to the Israel Defense Forces.

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