Israel just announced plans to build a concrete wall that will not only run above ground, but will extend many feet below ground to combat against terrorist tunnels.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump similarly has made his desire to build “a big, beautiful wall” to keep out illegal immigrants a staple of his campaign.
Israel’s ‘big, beautiful wall’ will be made of concrete, and reports indicate it will actually cost $570 million dollars less to construct than previously believed.
If Trump’s wall gets that kind of savings, it will be great news for Mexico.
Via Breaking Israel News:
Israel’s defense establishment is developing plans to construct a concrete wall tens of meters under and above ground along the border that divides the Israel and the Gaza Strip, Ynet reported on Thursday.
Similar to the “West Bank barrier” or security fence that Israel began building in 2002 to separate Israelis from violent Palestinians in Judea and Samaria, this newest wall is intended to protect Israelis living along or near the border from infiltration via terror tunnels as well as defend against cross-border fire.
The costs to build the wall are estimated at approximately NIS 2.2 billion ($570 million USD). The wall will cover 60 miles of land around Gaza’s southern border. Exact measurements of how high the wall will reach above ground and how deep it will run below ground have not yet been revealed.
When discussions of a fence came to light several months ago, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu explained that “In our neighbourhood, we need to protect ourselves from wild beasts.”
The ‘wild beasts’ being radical Islamic terrorists.
One week ago, Israel had a horrific encounter with those terrorists when two West Bank Palestinians carried out a deadly shooting rampage in a popular Tel Aviv tourist spot.
What was Israel’s response to that attack? They did something else that had to make Trump smile – they banned Muslims from entering the country until they can figure out what is going on.
At that time, a report indicated Israel “will prevent thousands of Muslims traveling to the al-Aqsa Mosque, the third holiest site in Islam that has become a flashpoint for protests, during the month of fasting and prayer.”
During the Republican presidential campaign, Trump proposed a “complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.”
Not to mention that big, beautiful wall.
Israel is keenly aware that they are constantly under attack by terrorists, and is taking the necessary steps to protect its democracy. Trump wants to do the same here.
Taking those necessary security measures is what real leadership looks like.
Cross-posted at The Political Insider