Hassan Nasrallah has warned Israel to cease work on upgraded border wall that the IDF deems imperative in it’s overall strategy for preventing future terrorists’ infiltration from Lebanon.
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah has warned Israel against continued construction of a wall along its border with Lebanon, after Beirut said the project was undermining peace.
“After liberating the Lebanese occupied territories from the Zionist enemy in 2000, the UN demarcation of the national border with the Palestinian territories left 13 controversial positions, and the Lebanese government informed the UNIFIL about its rejection for any Israeli measure in this concern,” Nasrallah was quoted by Hezbollah website al-Manar as saying. Continue Reading »
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.
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President Trump Speaks of Israel’s security wall success.-
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 visited Israel dozens of times, Rio’s new mayor-elect told Jewish leaders that he wished the Brazilian city was ‘walled like Jerusalem,’ to prevent weapons & drugs from being brought in.
The mayor-elect of Rio de Janeiro, Marcelo Crivella, declared that Brazil’s second largest city should surround itself with “walls like Jerusalem.”
The major-elect, who is also an evangelical bishop, said the walls could prevent the entry of arms and drugs.
Old city of Jerusalem – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP
“We are living during a deep moral crisis,” he said, referring to a recent wave of violence in the city. Continue Reading »
This week Lebanese authorities began construction on an ‘isolation wall’ to encompass the Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp following a wide range of “security concerns.”
The first blocks of an isolation wall were erected around the largest Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon this week, as a plan to build ‘security’ wall and watchtowers around Ain al-Hilweh came into effect.
The security wall forms part of an agreement between Palestinian factions and the authorities in Lebanon in attempt to contain recent confrontations between Palestinians inside the camp and the Lebanese army, Lebanese and Palestinian officials claim. Continue Reading »
With a budget of $526 million, work just began constructing an above/below-ground barrier on Israel’s border with Gaza, beginning primarily opposite Israel’s border communities.
By Matan Tzuri
Residents of the Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council will be able to look out their windows and watch the IDF work on the new project meant to restore the feeling of security to the residents of the South.
Work begins on the Gaza border barrier – Photo: Roee Idan
The IDF has been working on a project called “barrier,” which will see a giant above and underground wall completely encircle the Gaza Strip. Continue Reading »
New bill in Israel’s Knesset seeks to designate completion of security wall protecting Judea & Samaria as a “high-priority national project,” to be finished within 18 month saying, ‘Incomplete fence main cause of terrorist infiltrations.’
By Gideon Allon
A new bill introduced Thursday strives to facilitate completing the construction of the security fence in Judea and Samaria by 2018. The legislation proposal was presented by Zionist Union MK Omer Bar Lev, with the backing of 20 Zionist Union lawmakers.
A section of the Judea and Samaria security wall [Archive] – Photo: Reuters
Bar Lev explained that over the past few years, and especially during the current wave of terrorism, Palestinian terrorists have been able to infiltrate Israel through the incomplete sections in the security fence. Continue Reading »
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, “We will prevent illegal residents and attackers from reaching Israel’s cities.”
By HERB KEINON
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu inspected the construction work being done on a new security barrier in the South Hebron Hills area on Wednesday, saying completing it was important for the country’s security.
Israel’s PM Benjamin Netanyahu flies plane over West Bank. – Photo: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST
“We said that we will close the breaches,” he said. “We will prevent illegal residents and attackers from reaching Israel’s cities.”
Netanyahu said that protecting the cities was complicated, and included – in addition to building the new security barrier – dealing as well with employers hiring Palestinians without the proper permits; those who help them get into Israel; and those who give them accommodations. Continue Reading »
Israel Hebrew media reports Jerusalem’s plan to build an underground concrete wall tens of meters deep to neutralize the threat of Hamas attack tunnels.
* A senior defense official: ‘Another confrontation with Hamas is inevitable, so it must be the last one.’
By Nahum Barnea
Israel’s defense establishment’s plan to build a concrete wall tens of meters underground as well as aboveground along the Gaza Strip border was revealed by Yedioth Ahronoth Thursday morning.
A Hamas attack tunnel – Photo: IDF spokesperson
It has previously been estimated that such a project would cost tens of billions of shekels. However, under the new plan the construction costs are estimated to reach NIS 2.2 billion. 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.
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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.”
Opposition leader Issac Herzog spoke with the vice president explaining, “Only separation will stop terrorism. If we do not separate from the Palestinians, the Jews will continue to be killed here.”
By TOVAH LAZAROFF, KHALED ABU TOAMEH
hursday night approved the immediate renewal of construction work on the security barrier around the area of Jerusalem, in an effort to halt Palestinian terrorist attacks against Israelis.
It was one of a series of measures the cabinet took just hours after US Vice President Joe Biden flew out of Ben-Gurion Airport for Jordan.
The security barrier has been largely frozen since 2007. 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 »
With over 10 Israelis killed in 60 brutal attacks since October 1, Israel will undoubtedly be accused of racism due to its new ‘separation’ policy protecting the Jews from the Palestinians.
By Tsvi Sadan
The new tactic proposed for stopping the terrorist knifing frenzy raging for the past month is that “the IDF will buffer between Jews and Palestinians” in the West Bank. In anticipation of the inevitable outcry accusing Israel of apartheid and racism, a few words of introduction are in order.
Palestinian protests, threatening to butcher the Jews
Though Asher Ginsburg, popularly known as Ahad Ha’am, wrote his essay regarding the difference between Judaism and Christianity a long time ago (1910), his conclusion still reflects what many Israelis think today. Continue Reading »
Pro-Palestinian street performers draw harsh criticism online after posing nude in front of the security wall wearing just clown noses in protest of Israeli policies.
By Elior Levy
Pro-Palestinian Spanish activists posted photos online Wednesday, naked except for red clown noses in front of the West Bank separation barrier in Jerusalem, meant to show opposition to the wall dividing Israelis from Palestinians.
The group witnessed a somewhat unexpected reaction online however, as members of the conservative-leaning Palestinian community slammed them for lack of respect and “disgusting solidarity.
Naked clowns at the separation barrier
“They’re standing like animals,” said one viewer. Continue Reading »