“In our neighbourhood, we need to protect ourselves from wild beasts. At the end of the day as I see it, there will be a fence like this one surrounding Israel in its entirety. We will surround the entire state of Israel with a fence, a barrier.” Netanyahu announced.
He says that the border project is a part of a multi-year plan to protect Israel with security fences to protect ourselves.
In 2014 Gaza war, Hamaz demonstrated how easy it was for them to create a tunnel beneath the barriers.
“If you’re thinking of erecting a fence there you have to take into account that they could tunnel underneath it,” Netanyahu said.
He added “The people who said that there is no significance to [retaining] territory in the modern age should go to Gaza.”
His proposal was, however, criticised by one of his own cabinet ministers. Education minister Naftali Bennett commenting on the proposal, said: “The prime minister spoke today about how fences are needed. We are wrapping ourselves in fences. In Australia and New Jersey there is no need for fences.”