In 2002, following the outbreak of the second intifada, the Israeli government approved the construction of a Barrier in the northern West Bank. In 2003 it approved construction throughout the rest of the West Bank. To date over 60 per cent of the Barrier’s planned route has been built, and approximately 85 per cent of its route deviates away from the 1949 Armistice Line (“Green Line”) and into the West Bank, including East Jerusalem.