A Fence in the Sand

Pryce-Jones, David
July 2002
National Review;7/15/2002, Vol. 54 Issue 13, p26
The article reports that the Israelis are building a fence between themselves and the Palestinians on the West Bank to fight against terror. The fence is designed to run for 225 miles along the old Green Line demarcating Israel from the West Bank. There will be watchtowers, trenches, patrol roads, electronic sensors, and the rest will be gradually erected in the course of the coming twelve months. There are many critics of the whole concept of a fence. The 200,000 Israeli settlers on the West Bank are afraid that if the fence becomes a permanent international border, and they will be on the wrong side of it.


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