Israel builds walls for politics, not security

The attempts by US president Donald Trump to use the wall Israel built in the West Bank to defend his southern border wall, are a manipulation of the reality on the ground in Palestine/Israel. Sure, there is a wall in the West Bank, and yes attacks have decreased, but the wall is not the reason for this. The Israeli built wall is actually intended to soothe Israeli concerns, rather than to stop individual’s from crossing it. In fact, Israel appears to prefer an electronic fence over a cement wall. This fact became clear this week, when Israel began erecting a six metre high electronic fence along the Gaza border.
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