RAMALLAH, July 8 (JMCC) - Israel
has only completed 64 percent of the Wall
it is building through the West Bank
eight years after construction began, reports the Jerusalem Post
At present, according to the Defense Ministry, 520 km. of the 810-km. route have been finished.Read
Last year at this time, the ministry said that 490 km. were finished. In 2007, it told the Post that 450 km. had been completed.
According to a Defense Ministry spokesman, the bulk of the work in the past year has focused on changes to already finished portions of the structure mandated by the High Court of Justice.
Additionally, work has been done to close holes in the fence in the Jerusalem area. The unfinished portions of the barrier are in four areas: Ma’aleh Adumim, Gush Etzion, Ariel and a section by the Dead Sea.
the story at the Jerusalem Post