Monday, July 9, 2007
"The United Nations issued a report Monday saying the security fence Israel is building will effectively separate mainly Arab-populated East Jerusalem from the West Bank.
"This will restrict access to workplaces, health, education [services] and to places of worship", the report said.
The Defense Ministry, in charge of the project, made no immediate comment on the report.
The report by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said Israel has completed more than half of a planned 720 km fence started in 2003.
In 2004, the World Court ruled construction of the fence was illegal. Israel has ignored the ruling, the report said....."