EAPPI observers attend the weekly Friday afternoon held by priests of Beit Jala to pray against the potential annexation of the Cremisan monestary and land belong to the people of Beit Jala by the seperation wall. Photo EAPPI/P. Fergus-Moore.
The Israeli Supreme Court will hear the Cremisan court case today. This is the final hearing in an 8-year long battle against the building of the separation wall in the area west of Bethlehem known as the Cremisan valley. If approved, 58 families will lose their land to the separation wall and the Cremisan monastery will be separated on the Israeli side of the wall from its neighboring convent on the Palestinian side.