Netanyahu Visits Site of New Security Barrier Near Chevron

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (in black shirt), and Defense Minister Avigdoe Liberman inspecting the new security wall under construction in the South Chevron Hills on Wednesday. (Haim Zach/GPO)
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (in black shirt), and Defense Minister Avigdoe Liberman inspecting the new security wall under construction in the South Chevron Hills on Wednesday. (Haim Zach/GPO)

By Hamodia Staff

YERUSHALAYIM – Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman surveyed the site of a new security wall in the South Chevron Hills near Meitar on Wednesday.

Work has begun on the the installation of a new wall that will replace the security fence currently standing near Chevron, between Turqumiyah and Meitar. The new barrier is to be about 25 miles long.

Soldiers walk past the ongoing construction site of Israel's security barrier, as seen from Havat Ela in southern Israel on Wednesday. (Reuters/Amir Cohen)
Soldiers walk past the ongoing construction site of Israel’s security barrier, as seen from Havat Ela in southern Israel on Wednesday. (Reuters/Amir Cohen)

“We established that we will close breaches [in the security fence]. We will prevent illegal residents and attackers from reaching the cities of Israel. It’s complicated, we need to guard the villages, and we of course need to deal with the whole chain of illegal activity, including employers and those that supply lodging and transport for illegals,” Netanyahu said.

“I think it’s clear that this project will be finished. It’s important for the security of the citizens of Israel and for the state of Israel.”

A general view of the ongoing construction of Israel's security barrier, as seen from Havat Ela in southern Israel on Wednesday.  (Reuters/Amir Cohen)
A general view of the ongoing construction of Israel’s security barrier, as seen from Havat Ela in southern Israel on Wednesday.
(Reuters/Amir Cohen)

Netanyahu and Liberman were accompanied by Minister of the Interior Gilad Erdan and IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkott, and other security officials.