Wall to Protect Infiltration from Terrorists

The construction of a security wall near Sha'arei Tikva, at the point where thousands of illegal enter each month, has been completed.

Ido Ben-Porat and Cynthia Blank,

Security barrier
Security barrier
Flash 90

The Ministry of Defense and the Israeli Defense Forces recently completed an additional security wall ten kilometers (six miles) in length near the town Sha'arei Tikva in western Samaria, Channel 2 reported. 

Approximately 5,000 illegal aliens attempt to enter Israeli territory near this area every month, including suicide bombers. 

Lior Farhi, the security chief of Sha'arei Tikva, was trampled to death here in 2012 in a hit-and-run accident by an Israeli man driving a van full of illegal Palestinian workers. Additionally, it was through this area that terrorists managed to lure and kidnap soldier Tomer Hazan in September 2013, subsequently killing him. 

The purpose of the wall is to significantly reduce infiltration into Israel. The IDF believes that due to the construction of the wall the number of illegals, who previously attempted to enter through the gap, will drop dramatically.




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