JERUSALEM (AFP) - The Israeli government was given a double warning over its policies in the West Bank as its top legal officer said it faced a real threat of sanctions over its controversial separation barrier and the United States condemned the latest settlement drive.   Chief Justice Aharon Barak is understood to have said that a petition filed by residents against one branch of the barrier would be "an appropriate opportunity" to compile a written assessment of the ramifications of the ICJ ruling. Attorney General Mazuz was also warning the government not to simply brush aside the ruling.

"It is hard to overestimate the negative repercussions of the decision of the International Court of Justice at The Hague for the state of Israel in various realms, including issues that go beyond the separation fence," said Mazuz in a report commissioned by Sharon.

"The decision creates a legal reality for Israel in the international arena, which could serve as an excuse and a catalyst for activity against Israel in international forums, to the point of sanctions."

Perhaps even more than sanctions, the Scriptures are clear that  all nations will invade  Israel

Zechariah 14:2   For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken...... 3 Then the LORD will go forth And fight against those nations, As He fights in the day of battle. 4 And in that day His feet (i.e. Jesus’ feet) will stand on the Mount of Olives, Which faces Jerusalem on the east. ." cp. Ezek. 43:1-4

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