Israeli court tells army to re-route planned Bethlehem-area barrier

April 2, 2015 2:24 PM

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JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's Supreme Court ordered the military on Thursday to draw up new routes for a planned section of Israel's barrier in the occupied West Bank that had threatened to separate a monastery and convent of the same Catholic order.

Palestinian legal moves in Israeli courts to block construction of the 1.5-km (1 mile)-long segment in the picturesque wine-producing Cremisan Valley between Jerusalem and Bethlehem began nine years ago.

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