International Court Considers Israel-s Security Fence

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The World Court at The Hague began hearing arguments today about the 400-mile fence being constructed in the name of Israeli security. Though yesterday-s suicide bombing of a bus in Jerusalem has bolstered Israel-s case, Palestinians contend that the wall is not merely defensive, but a means of annexing Palestinian territory. If the Court declares the fence illegal, the ruling would not be binding, but it would be a major public relations coup for the Palestinians. Israel has refused to participate in the hearings. The US and European Union have also declined, claiming that the court has no jurisdiction. We get perspective from an international law expert, a foreign policy spokeswoman for the European Union, an advisor to Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, and human rights advocates, including one whose Jerusalem neighborhood will be divided by the fence.
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