By Daniella Peled
July 28, 2008
A High Court ruling means a 1.5 mile stretch of the security barrier is to be moved, after petitions from Palestinians affected by the route and human rights groups.
The IDF was also peeved after it became apparent that the route of this particular section had been chosen to make room for a new settlement - not out of any security concerns.
That's one of the many problems of the barrier. It's impossible to deny it has had security benefits for Israel. But it's also impossible to deny that large sections of its more than 250 mile route function as a political tool.