Israel says that it will demolish the illegal wall separating Palestinians from their land north of Qalqalya.

Israeli sources report that the Israeli Army has agreed to demolish the illegal wall separating Palestinian workers from their farmland north of Qalqalya. They claim that by scaling back 2.4 km of the wall that local Palestinian farmers will have unrestricted access to as much as 2,600 dunams of their land.

This latest development comes after several key court rulings in 2007 by the Israeli High Court of Justice that declared the proposed path “highly prejudicial.” They did not specify a timetable for its removal. The Israeli Army initially refused to comply with the ruling, and the response has been until now an intensification of settlement activities.