Israel is a big believer in walls since they have proven most effective at keeping Hamas terrorists out of their country. Neither political party there is against the building of a wall, because unlike the United States, the opposition party in Israel loves their country, something Democrats do not do. Democrats want drugs, human trafficking and vicious gang members coming into the country. Think not? Then explain their opposition to a border wall that works in all 65 countries that have them. In fact, Democrats helped build walls in Mexico, Tunisia, and Jordan, but refuse to spend a nickel defending our country.
Israel said Sunday that work to strengthen its border with the Gaza Strip had entered a new phase, with construction starting on a massive new barrier along the frontier.
“Over the weekend we began building the above-ground barrier along the Gaza border,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told journalists before the weekly cabinet meeting.
The barrier, set to stand six metres (20 feet) off the ground, “will prevent terrorists from Gaza from penetrating into our territory on the ground”, he said in Hebrew.
Netanyahu gave no further details but a defence ministry statement said that work on the structure began Thursday.
It is set to follow the 65-kilometre (40-mile) course of an underground barrier also under construction meant to neutralise the threat of cross-border tunnels built by Gaza militants.
At its western end, the statement said, the above-ground barrier would join a fortified sea wall jutting into the Mediterranean, aimed at blocking Palestinian attacks by water.
“It’s massive and especially strong,” the ministry said in an accompanying video clip.
In the last Gaza war in 2014, Israeli forces killed four Hamas militants who had managed to cross into Israel by water.
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