“In the area that we live in, we must defend ourselves against the wild beasts.”
With those words, a real national leader announced the expansion of a wall around his small, vulnerable country, a fence was first built in 1994.
This new concrete barrier will reach above and below ground, to try to block more “terror tunnels” into the country after two were discovered last spring.
Aaron Klein reports for Breitbart:
At the end, in the State of Israel, as I see it, there will be a fence that spans it all,” said [Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu. (…)
He said the plan would take several years to complete and that besides the fence around the country his government will also work to close the breaches in the security barrier that straddles the West Bank.
“This thing costs many billions, and we’re working on a multi-year plan of prioritization so it would be spread out over years in order to gradually build it, and to complete it to defend the State of Israel,” Netanyahu added.
Israel’s barriers are largely aimed at keeping terrorists out, but another major priority has been to stem the flow of illegal African migrants attempting to cross into the Jewish state along the Israel-Egypt border. To that effect, Israel in 2013 completed construction of a border fence along the Israel-Egypt border, and the numbers of illegals crossing the border massively decreased. (…)
Upon the completion of a significant continuous section of the security fence in 2003, Israel already saw a marked decrease in the number of suicide bombers able to penetrate Israeli cities.
Contrary to anti-Israel news reports and other propaganda, 95 per cent of this “wall” is in fact a chain link fence supplemented with high tech surveillance equipment. Critics of Israel focus on the imposing concrete wall, to draw absurd parallels between the Jewish homeland and the Soviet’s construction of the Berlin Wall.
Whatever Israel does to protect itself, it will be criticized. Netanyahu obviously thinks that reducing terror attacks is more important than getting the world’s approval.
While Israel’s wall dwarfs the one Donald Trump vows to construct at the U.S. southern border, he can still take some lessons from the Israeli Prime Minister about how to ignore liberal smears.