Update On Separation Barrier Between Israel and Palestine, Cremisan Valley

July 15, 2015

“Beit Jala (Agenzia Fides) – The Supreme Court of Israel, with a pronouncement in many ways surprising, on Monday, July 7 gave the green light to the construction of the “separation Wall” between Israel and Palestine in the stretch that crosses the Cremisan valley, according to the intent that has always been pursued by the Israeli Ministry of Defense. This new provision contradicts the previous pronouncement, delivered by the supreme judicial body of the State of Israel, which in early April had ruled – presented as definitive after a dispute that lasted nearly eight years – the rejection of the Wall route proposed by the army and the Israeli Ministry of Defence, and invited the Israeli military authorities to find other, less devastating alternatives for the local people.”  (Read full text here: http://bit.ly/1M6g63K. More here: http://www.saintyves.org/?MenuId=3&Lang=1&TemplateId=news&catId=1&full=1&id=88)

In October 2013, National Past President Betty Anne Brown Davidson wrote a letter on behalf of The Catholic Women’s League of Canada to past Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird, expressing members’ concern about the possibility of the Israeli government routing the security barrier through the Cremisan Valley in Palestine. You can read the full text of this letter below: