Gov’t to Increase Investment in Settlement Security by 75 Percent

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A view of the security fence between Israel and Egypt. (Moshe Milner/GPO/Flash90)

The government will be upgrading security in some 600 towns in the Negev, Galilee, the Golan, and in Yehudah and Shomron. The Defense Ministry will significantly increase its investment in security to protect towns, and has allocated NIS 105 million for the project over the next year – a 75-percent increase over previous expenditures.

The money will be used to pave security roads, upgrade security fences, purchase patrol vehicles, and install smart protection systems and early warning systems. The purpose of the funding is to increase security and prevent the invasion of Jewish settlements by Arab terrorists.

Commenting on the new project, Deputy Defense Minister Eli Ben Dahan said that “we see it as right and [an] obligation to increase security in front-line settlements, wherever they are. I am happy to say that we are covering the needs in all towns that face security threats, providing solutions for residents.”