Fanack Home / Israel / Past to Present / International Law and the Wall

International Law and the Wall

The Wall dividing Abu Dis, near Jerusalem (2004) / Photo Rex/HH
The Wall dividing Abu Dis, near Jerusalem (2004) / Photo Rex/HH

In December 2003, the General Assembly of the United Nations asked the International Court of Justice in The Hague to render its advisory opinion on the question what the legal consequences were arising from the construction by Israel of the wall in Palestine. On 9 July 2004, the Court formulated as its opinion that, first, Israel should immediately cease the construction of the wall and repeal or render ineffective all measures taken which unlawfully restrict or impede the exercise of the rights of the inhabitants of the West Bank, and secondly, Israel was found to be under an obligation to make reparation for all damage caused.

Latest Updates

Further Reading

Other Special Files

Below is an overview of all in-depth chronicle articles on regional issues and issues concerning multiple countries:

Further Reading

Israel witnessed the war against Lebanon and three other wars against Gaza. Furthermore, the United States announced its...
The State of Israel is a small country with a surface area of over 20,000 square kilometres. Claims to what Fanack calls...
In July 2004, the International Court of Justice in The Hague ruled that Israel should immediately cease the constructio...

We would like to ask you something …

Fanack is an independent media organisation, not funded by any state or any interest group, that distributes in the Middle East and the wider world unbiased analysis and background information, based on facts, about the Middle East and North Africa.

The website grew rapidly in breadth and depth and today forms a rich and valuable source of information on 21 countries, from Morocco to Oman and from Iran to Yemen, both in Arabic and English. We currently reach six million readers annually and growing fast.

In order to guarantee the impartiality of information on the Chronicle, articles are published without by-lines. This also allows correspondents to write more freely about sensitive or controversial issues in their country. All articles are fact-checked before publication to ensure that content is accurate, current and unbiased.

To run such a website is very expensive. With a small donation, you can make a huge impact. And it only takes a minute. Thank you.