Sunday, June 1, 2014

Why checkpoints and a fence?

This is why Israel is forced to have checkpoints and a protective security fence. What rationale nation wouldn't? "Border Police forces at Tapuah Junction in the northern West Bank Friday morning discovered a Palestinian man wearing an explosive vest and thus prevented a planned suicide bombing.

Policemen from the Alon battalion of the Border Police saw the man, a 20-year-old Nablus resident, walking toward them wearing a heavy coat, despite the 35-degree-Celsius heat (95 degrees Farenheit). The policemen called on the man to stop, at which point he lay down in the road.

Read more: Israeli forces catch man wearing explosive belt | The Times of Israel 

The US and Mexico share a common border of about 2,000-miles (3,200-km). As of February 10, 2012, the Department of Homeland Security had completed 651 miles of fencing out of nearly 652 miles mandated by Congress, including 299 miles of vehicle barriers and 352 miles of pedestrian fence. Is this an apartheid fence ?

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