Fatah Upset Over Plans to Finish Security Barrier

One day after the IDF informed Israel's high court it would resume building the Judea and Samaria security barrier, Fatah is on the warpath

Gabe Kahn ,

Security barrier near Jerusalem
Security barrier near Jerusalem
Israel news photo: Shimon Cohen

Fatah Central Committee member Amal Hamad on Friday charged that Israel's decision to resume construction of its security barrier in Judea and Samaria is intended to "judaize" Jerusalem.

Hamad said the move was Israel's "most dangerous action" since it "occupied" Judea, Samaria and Gaza during the 1967 Six Day War.

"The role of the apartheid wall around Jerusalem is to facilitate the annexation of settlement blocs" Hamad said in a statement.

She said Palestinian factions must accelerate reconciliation in order to "respond to Israeli violations."

Her remarks follow on the heels of he head of Israel's administration for building the wall Ofer Hindi telling Israel's Supreme Court on Thursday that construction on the barrier would resume around Gush Etzion in the coming weeks. 

Construction of the barrier around Maale Adumim will resume in 2013.

The resumption of construction comes after a a five-year freeze due to budget constraints.