Despite UN condemnation and an International Court of Justice ruling against
8m-high concrete West Bank
barrier, Israel has continued fencing-off Palestinians into enclaves.
a major diplomatic victory for the Palestinians a year ago, a European-Union-backed resolution, pressing Israel to heed the
World Court ruling and demolish the wall, was approved by a 150-6 vote with 10 abstentions.
"Now they have land barriers and tomorrow sea barriers and the day after sky
barriers and what else? Will they put a barrier around each Palestinian individual or house?"
Palestinian chief negotiator
those who voted against Israel
was its staunchest ally, the United States
has consistently said it would ignore the ruling on 9 July 2004 by the International Court of Justice at The Hague
and continue construction on the 700km separation wall.
The court said Israel
had to dismantle the parts of the controversial
barrier that was built on Palestinian territory and pay the Palestinians reparations for damages.