Israeli Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz has ordered that work be resumed on the building of the separation fence in Jerusalem, despite a Supreme Court freeze on construction.
According to Israeli media reports, Mofaz decided to take the decision to resume construction after receiving intelligence reports concerning militant plans to send suicide bombers through present gaps in the wall in the city.
The minister's office said that a petition will be presented to the Supreme Court to allow a temporary fence to be built in three areas in Jerusalem. If approved, the interim barrier will stand until the court's final ruling on an appropriate route.
The building of the fence has been halted in several areas due to legal challenges, which have focused on the deleterious social impact of the fence, which separates Palestinian communities in several places in the city, according to ISN.