Israel’s new border fence will be ‘blind slats’
Israel’s plan to build a new border wall along the border with the Gaza Strip was presented as a boon for security but is likely to leave some Palestinians in fear of their lives, security experts say.
“It is the blind slat,” said Yehuda Ariel, an expert on Israeli security and a professor at Bar Ilan University.
“If you have a wall, you can’t put blind slates around the area, because if you put blinds around the blinds you don’t know where the blindslats are, so you’re just going to put blind spots.”
But Ariel said the new border barrier will be blind slatted, meaning it will have a horizontal strip that will be able to block a wide range of motion and prevent the blind spots from forming in a blind spot.
The new fence, which will be funded by Israel’s foreign ministry, is a first for Israel, and it will come as the government has pledged to build the barrier along the Gaza strip, a strip where Israel has long fought incursions by Palestinian militants and is the only enclave that remains under the control of Hamas.
The barrier will stretch from the border fence at Eshkol, south of Gaza City, to the Israel-Egypt border, and extend to an Israeli city in the northern Gaza Strip, which Israel captured in 2014.
The Israeli government has already promised to spend up to $1.6 billion on the barrier.
Ariel said it was likely that the money will be used to build an underground tunnel under the border barrier that will eventually be used for the construction of the wall.
Israel is currently building a fence around the Gaza border.
The new barrier will also be used as a temporary barrier.
“They are building the fence to prevent the return of Hamas to the Gaza borders, so the barrier is designed to prevent any future infiltration,” Ariel said.
“But it is also designed to provide security for Palestinians in the Gaza region, especially in areas under Israeli control.
The Palestinians don’t need the barrier, they need a wall.
The only reason they want the barrier right now is to prevent them from getting out of the Gaza areas.”
Israel’s border with Gaza, known as the separation fence, was built in 1974.
It has been a contentious project that has been plagued by disputes between Israel and the Palestinians over ownership of land.
It also includes sections along the Israeli side of the border that are intended to block the movement of rockets and projectiles that Palestinians claim are fired from Gaza.
The fence is expected to cost some $1 billion.
The wall is expected cost $500 million.
The barrier is part of a broader security plan that has become increasingly important as Israel seeks to expand its control over the Palestinian territories.
A plan for a “human shield” wall along a 2,000-kilometer (1,400-mile) border with Jordan, a long-time enemy of Israel, has also been shelved in recent months, but it has also become a major focus of the Israel Defense Forces.
The security measures have also led to heightened tensions between Israel’s military and the West Bank.
Israel has recently increased its use of aerial drones, known for being used to attack Palestinian targets.
Ariel said Israel will not be able effectively control the area that will house the wall until it gets an additional $600 million in funds from the international community.
The money is expected come from the World Bank and the European Union, he said.