A new security wall being built by Israel is 45 km long and 9 meters high

A new security wall being built by Israel is 45 km long and 9 meters high

Israel has started building a security wall 45 kilometers long and 9 meters high in the northern West Bank, according to a statement issued today by the Israeli Ministry of Security, in which “the huge concrete wall contains protection equipment and other technological means, to prevent infiltrations, and it will replace The security fence that was built 20 years ago near the village of Salem in the northern West Bank, and ends in the Beit Hefer area. Strengthening the security barrier and providing a solution to the Israeli home front as an integral part of our operational activities, at the same time we will continue to work to confront any threat in order to provide security for the citizens of Israel,” he said of the wall, whose construction efforts are coordinated by the Engineering and Construction Department of the Ministry of Security and the Central Command of the Israeli army.

As for the head of the Border Directorate at the Israeli Defense Ministry, Eran Ophir, also said yesterday, “The work will continue for about a year, and that any closed part of the wall will prevent entry into Israel tightly (..) and we will continue at the same time.” Closing the loopholes along the seam line,” he said.

In June 2002, Israel built a wall on West Bank lands, most of it concrete, and some of it consisting of fences and barbed wire, in order to prevent Palestinians from infiltrating, in a move Condemned by the Palestinian Authority and the United Nations.