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Israel Plans $11.1M for Barrier Changes

Israel will spend $11.1 million to change completed portions of its West Bank barrier, building new roads, underpasses and tunnels to try to ease Palestinian conditions, Defense Ministry officials said Thursday. The planned alterations come after two legal setbacks for the barrier. Last week, the International Court of Justice in the Hague, Netherlands, declared the barrier to be illegal and recommended that it be dismantled. A week earlier, the Israeli Supreme Court ordered the army to change the route of the barrier in a 20-mile stretch near Jerusalem, saying it was causing too much hardship on the local Palestinian population. Full Story

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