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Palestinians win court dispute to use Israeli road

Palestinians win court dispute to use Israeli road

Palestinians have won a court dispute to travel on an Israeli road that runs through the West Bank.
It's the second time in months that Israel's Supreme Court has ordered the military to open West Bank roads deemed off-limits to Palestinians.
On Tuesday, the court ordered the military to reopen West Bank sections of a road linking Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
It said there is no reason for such a sweeping ban on Palestinian travel on the road at this time.
The road was closed to Palestinians in 2002 after Palestinian militants shot at Israeli vehicles traveling on that route, at times killing motorists. Palestinians living in West Bank villages near the road petitioned to reopen it in 2007.
The court ruled that its order is to go into effect within five months.


Updated : 2021-04-14 10:55 GMT+08:00