The Israeli High Court of Justice rejected on Tuesday an appeal filed by the residents of Al Ezariyya town, east of Jerusalem, against the rout of the annexation Wall which is being constructed between the east of Jerusalem and the Maali Adumim settlement bloc.
The Judges decided that the Israeli army has reached what was described as “an appropriate balance between the security needs and the possible damage to the Palestinian village”, and approved the route, Israeli Ynetnews reported.
The route of the Wall is planned in a way that enables Israel to annex Palestinian lands between Maali Adumim settlement bloc and the east of Jerusalem. The route isolates the Palestinian areas and blocks the geographical contiguity of the West Bank.
On Monday, the High Court approved a section of the Wall near Qalqilia, north of the West Bank. The decision isolates 3900 Dunams of Palestinian orchards behind the Wall.
The route approved on Monday is located south of Qalqilia and includes the settlements of Beit Arieh and Opharim. It will lead to the uprooting of 1100 Olive treas that belong to the Palestinian residents.
Meanwhile, Israeli minister of Justice, Haim Ramon, said that Israeli will accelerate the construction of the Wall and complete 95% of its route within a year.
Two weeks ago, Ramon held a meeting with officials at the Israeli ministries of Justice and Defense in order to discuss the route of the annexation Wall in the West Bank.