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Friday, September 12, 2014

Israeli Supreme Court Decides on the Route of the Separation Wall in the Cremisan Valley

Jerusalem, 4 September 2014 - The Israeli Supreme Court informed today of its decision on the route of the separation wall in the Cremisan valley in Beit Jala, following the hearing which was held on August 4th, 2014.
The Court decided that as to Israel’s suggested route of the wall, Israel must take into consideration different possibilities by which both Salesian convents in Cremisan are taken in and included within the Palestinian side of the wall. The Court gave Israel until September 4th, 2014 to respond to its decision.
As such, St. Yves’ lawyer Tzvi Avni, representing the Salesian Nuns Monestary in Cremisan said today that:“The Court’s decision cannot be considered a final ruling on the case. However, it is a sign that the Court has taken into consideration the importance of respecting religious rights and freedoms and the unity of the Salesian convents”.
The wall being built through the land and homes of Palestinian communities dividing families, isolating them from their farmland and their livelihoods, and cutting off religious institutions, has continually been condemned by international legal institutions. Notably On July 9, 2004, the International Court of Justice found the separation wall to be illegal under international law and international humanitarian law.
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The Society of St. Yves condemns any suggestion which entails a separation between the Salesian Nuns' convent and its surrounding lands.

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