July 11, 2004

Security Breach


CNN reports today: Sharon orders Israeli barrier construction continued

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on Sunday ordered construction continued on a barrier between Israel and the West Bank despite a nonbinding world court ruling that it was "contrary to international law."

Sharon also ordered "that the struggle against the opinion of the [International Court of Justice] be continued by all diplomatic and legal means."

Israel says the barrier serves to keep out terrorists, while Palestinians say it is an illegal land grab creating needless hardship for their people.

UPDATE July 14: Drew Pearce sent us notice of an e-mail protest campaign againts the U.N. court's ruling. Click here for details.

Posted by Forkum at July 11, 2004 08:11 PM