The airstrike comes after Israel clearly warned Hamas, it “will not allow the region to become a combat zone” while cynically portraying “peaceful protests” as cover to engage in violent attacks on Israelis.
Israel’s Air Force (IAF) attacked Hamas bases in the northern Gaza Strip early Monday morning, responding to a border infiltration and discovery of two planted improvised explosive devices (IEDs) along the fence the day before.
The 2 explosive devices the IDF found planted on the Israel-Gaza border, April 8, 2018. – Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit
The Israeli military on Sunday said it located two improvised explosive devices next to the Gaza-Israel border, which it said were planted by three militants seen penetrating the perimeter fence earlier in the day. Continue Reading »
IDF spotters identify three Palestinians entering no-go area of the Gaza border fence last night, which led to tank fire.
• IDF investigating whether the 3 were attempting to plant an explosive device on the border fence.
By Yoav Zitun, Elior Levy
An 18-year-old Palestinian man was killed was another was wounded overnight Tuesday from IDF fire near the Gaza border fence, according to Palestinian reports.
The IDF said that three Palestinians were spotted making their way towards the Gaza border fence in southern Gaza and arouse the suspicion of IDF lookouts.
Speaking to American Sheriffs and Police Chiefs, President Trump says security fence on Israel’s southern border is real-time evidence that ‘walls work’.
By Gary Willig
US President Donald Trump addressed a group of American sheriffs and Police Chiefs about issues relating to national security Wednesday.
President Trump said that it was within the powers of the president to restrict the immigration of anyone he or she deems to be a threat to American interests, and that the judges who questioned the legality of his executive order temporarily banning travel to the US from seven Muslim nations were wrong.
President Trump Speaks of Israel’s security wall success.- YouTube screenshot/White House.gov. Continue Reading »
Magal Security Systems, an experienced player in building high-tech fences & security walls along Israel’s volatile borders, as well as the security barrier separating the West Bank, is being seen as a possible option for Trump’s proposed Mexico wall.
By The Associated Press
The Israeli company that has built high-tech fences along the country’s volatile borders is being regarded by investors as a possible safe bet to cash in on the US president-elect’s plan to seal the border with Mexico.Magal Security Systems has been a major player in building high-tech fences and walls along Israel’s volatile northern and southern borders, as well as the massive separation barrier that snakes along the frontier with the West Bank. Continue Reading »
Having constructed secure smart-fences along the borders of Gaza, Egypt and several African countries, and Israeli firm is eager to realize Trump’s plans on the US-Mexican border.
By Israel Today Staff
The Israeli company that constructed the security barrier surrounding the Gaza Strip says it is eager to make Donald Trump’s proposed Mexico border wall a reality, should the Republican candidate win the White House in November.
The proposed security fence between the Palestinian Authority and Israel along Judea & Samaria
“We’ve done it in the past, and we would definitely want to do it,” Saar Koursh, owner of Magal Security Systems Ltd., told Bloomberg last month. Continue Reading »
Following numerous gov’t promises in the past of closing the gap in the security barrier, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman promised on Thursday to take action and not just issue statements.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
Government pledges to fix the gap in the security barrier will do little to stop future attacks like the one that occurred in Tel Aviv on Wednesday night.
Palestinians walk near an opening in Israel’s security fence in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of A-tur. – Photo: REUTERS
That is because what’s missing is 320 kilometers out of a 790-kilometer route. Although work on the barrier began in 2002, during the height of the second intifada, the project had ground almost to halt by 2007 based on shifting defense needs in the aftermath of the Second Lebanon War. Continue Reading »
EU unconcerned Israel’s Security Wall has been a proven factor in lowering deaths/terrorist attacks, rather only addresses concerns that the fence may harm Palestinian Arabs’ livelihood.
By Arutz Sheva staff
The European Union said on Friday it was “deeply concerned” by Israel’s construction of a new part of the security fence between it and Palestinian Authority (PA) controlled territories.
Cranes last week began erecting the fence in the Cremisan valley near the Palestinian town of Beit Jala south of Jerusalem after a legal battle.
The EU said in a statement it was “deeply concerned at the relaunch of works for the construction of the separation barrier in the Cremisan valley.”
“Once built, the barrier will severely restrict access of almost 60 Palestinian families to their agricultural land and profoundly affect their livelihoods,” it claimed. Continue Reading »
In the midst of the current Palestinian terror attacks, the Save Jewish Jerusalem movement, a collection of ex-MKs, Police & IDF officers, are proposing a plan that would annex about 200,000 Palestinians into areas B and C.
By Elior Levy
The current escalation in Palestinian-Israeli violence, which began in East Jerusalem, has led to the establishment of the Save Jewish Jerusalem (SJJ) movement, whose founders – former high-ranking politicians and military leaders – are calling for a partial separation from Palestinian villages in East Jerusalem. They conducted a tour of Palestinian villages on Wednesday, which began in Qalandia and concluded in Jabel Mukaber. Continue Reading »
After the Kiryat Gat stabbing, Moshe Ya’alon announced plans to erect an electronic border fence between Judea and Lachish district to prevent Palestinians from bypassing security checks.
By Cynthia Blank
Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon (Likud) announced in the Knesset on Wednesday night that the defense establishment intends to a build an updated security fence between Hevron and Kiryat Gat.
IDF forces patrol along the fence in the Golan Heights on the border with Syria. – Photo: AFP
The sophisticated and hermetically sealed fence will be built within a year and will cost hundreds of millions of shekels, with financing coming from the recently approved defense budget. Continue Reading »
The fence, aimed at stopping infiltrators from the east, will begin at Israel’s southern border with Jordan near Eilat going northwards for 30 kilometers.
By Arutz Sheva
The building of a border fence intended to bar those attempting to infiltrate into Israel from the east will commence on Sunday between Israel and Jordan.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon will officially announce the beginning of the project later today.
Border fence between Israel and Egypt is how the new fence will look. – Photo: Reuters
The fence on Israel’s eastern border is being designed with the aim of having a similar effect in preventing the entrance of infiltrators as the fence on Israel’s southern border with the Sinai Peninsula. Continue Reading »
In seeking solutions to help tackle the massive migrant crises enveloping European nations, Hungary & Bulgaria are inquiring about Israeli designed border fences & security systems.
Faced with a surge in migration from the Middle East and North Africa, two European countries are exploring the possibility of erecting towering steel security fences along parts of their borders, similar to Israel’s barrier with Egypt.
Hungary and Bulgaria have made preliminary inquiries about buying the Israeli-designed fences, according to an Israeli business source who declined to be named due to the sensitivity of the discussions.
A border fence in Hungary – Photo: Reuters
Both EU countries are beefing up their borders to deter migrants, many of them refugees from wars, who are seeking to use them as gateways to richer countries further north and west, particularly Germany. Continue Reading »
Security drill verifies effectiveness of new motion-detection fences enveloping Gaza-adjacent communities, proving it can not only automatically detect possible infiltrations, but also instantly alert troops as to exact point of incursion.
By Matan Tzuri
Israel has installed new “smart” fences around Gaza-adjacent communities in the wake of Operation Protective Edge, featuring the ability to recognize suspicious activity and send troops to the scene in seconds.
Israelis test the new system – Courtesy
Reports have surfaced in recent days, both from Israeli and Palestinian sources, that Hamas has accelerated its construction of hidden attack tunnels. On Tuesday, Ibrahim Adel Shehadeh Shaer, a Hamas operative in Israeli custody, told the Shin Bet of the organization’s plans to use tunnels in a future conflict. Continue Reading »
The Jewish State’s fortified fence along Egypt’s border to be expanded as gov’t fears armed militants and/or illegal immigrants may exploit the porous border.
By Reuters, Itamar Eichner
>Israel’s security cabinet has approved extending the fortified fence along its Egyptian border into a section of the frontier with neighboring Jordan, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday.
The security fence bordering Egypt seen in 2012 – Photo: Roee Idan
Jordan and Israel closely coordinate security for their 240 km (150 mile)-long border as well as for the strategic 95 km (60 mile)-long Jordan Valley within the West Bank.
But the Netanyahu government worries that African immigrants and armed jihadi infiltrators might try to reach Israel via Jordan after the Egyptian Sinai border was fenced off with a 5 meter (16 foot)-high razor-wire barrier in 2013. Continue Reading »