The Israeli military has announced it will reroute part of the West Bank separation wall two-and-a-half years after the Israel Supreme Court ordered the state to return land to Palestinian farmers in the village of Bilin. Israeli activist Jonathan Pollak said years of weekly protests in Bilin have forced Israel to reroute the wall.
Jonathan Pollak: “It took two-and-a-half years since the court decision and twice the state being held in contempt for this to happen, and it should be clear that the only reason that this is happening now is five years of persistent struggle and sacrifice by the people of Bilin. This is an attempt—this is an Israeli attempt to pacify resistance. And while being a victory, this is only a partial victory, and it should be clear that the resistance to the wall will continue wherever it is built, in Bilin as well, until the wall is dismantled entirely.”