Israel’s security barrier was rerouted to take in less West Bank land. The new route, taking in 7 percent of the West Bank rather than the 16 percent planned originally, was approved by the Cabinet on Sunday by a vote of 20-1, with another abstaining. But the Palestinian Authority’s core decision-making body, the PLO executive committee, condemned the route as a “big crime,” citing the fact that it still takes in Jerusalem and the Gush Etzion settlement bloc.
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