Israel begins building wall on Lebanese border | Reuters
(Reuters) - Israel began building a wall on Monday along a 1-km (0.6 mile) -stretch of its border with Lebanon, saying the barrier was necessary to boost security for an Israeli frontier town across from a Lebanese village.
An Israeli security fence already runs along the entire border but the military said defenses had to be bolstered with a 5-7 meter-(16-23 feet) high cement wall between the Israeli town of Metulla and the Lebanese village of Kila.
"(The wall is) intended to prevent firing from the Lebanese side into the Israeli side. In the past year and a half there have been a number of incidents," Colonel Amit Fisher, a senior commander on the border, told Israel Radio.
A ceasefire has largely been maintained along the frontier since Israel fought a war against Lebanon's Hezbollah guerrillas in 2006. U.N. peacekeepers are stationed in the border area in southern Lebanon.
The Israeli military said the border project had been coordinated with the U.N. force and Lebanese Army.
Israel is also building a security fence in its south, along the border with Egypt's Sinai desert, citing concerns over militant activity and smuggling.
An Israeli barrier also twists through the occupied West Bank. Israel says the project, begun during a wave of Palestinian suicide bombings inside Israeli cities, has bolstered its security. Palestinians call it a land grab and the World Court has deemed the barrier illegal.
I wonder if any jews have gotten their hands dirty with manual labor building this wall?...
A true warrior fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him
While I strongly disapprove of Israel's wall-building schemes, stealing land they never owned; how can all these US libtard politicians and Replirats hypocritically denounce a defensive wall on the Rio Grande frontier, but laud the ziorats' many walls?
Looks like a pretty good wall. I always site the Israeli example for Libs/Libertarians who try to argue it's impossible to try to controll illegal immigration to the US and no walls will work. Walls work great.
"The Communists need walls to keep their people in, we need walls to keep people from trying to come in"
To which I reply:
"Yes, we need to build those walls - keep bad people out"