Israel Rushing to Complete Golan Fence

(Washington Post) William Booth - Concerned that the Syrian civil war, jihadist terrorists or Lebanese Hizbullah fighters will spill into Israel, the country's military engineers are rushing to complete a new "smart fence" in the Golan Heights. Israel is replacing an old fence - so low that a goat could hop over it - with a steel barricade featuring concertina and razor wire, touch sensors, motion detectors, infrared cameras and ground radar. The 45-mile fence is to be finished in the coming months. "These obstacles work. Maybe they are ugly, maybe they are not nice, but they do what they are supposed to do," said Col. Yonathan Bransky, deputy commander of the Israel Defense Forces division that patrols the Gaza perimeter and the Sinai fence.

2013-06-07 00:00:00

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