A Palestinian laborer works at the site of a residential construction project funded by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on Mar. 21, 2012.

Supreme Court judge issued a temporary injunction; Matter to be heard by a three-judge panel.

The Supreme Court continues to halt the construction of sections of the security barrier. Two days after issuing a temporary injunction freezing work in the Rosh Ha’ain area, a similar injunction has been issued for another section, this time in northeastern Jerusalem.

The petitioners, 11 residents of the village of Anata, located near the Pisgat Ze’ev neighborhood in northern Jerusalem, argued that the barrier will separate them from the village’s cemetery and agricultural plots. According to the petitioners, the barrier undermines their freedom of religion. They also argued that the barrier can be constructed on state-owned land 420 meters to the south of the current site.

The injunction issued by a Supreme Court Justice Adiel forbids the IDF from demolishing the home of one of the petitioners or undertaking irreversible changes on the land. In addition, the Judge ruled that the matter will be urgently brought before a three-judge panel.

Attorney Sahar Ali, who represents the petitioners, told NRG Maariv: “What’s the logic of this fence? The army is not satisfied with separating between live people, now it also wants to separate us from our dead”.


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