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Israel is spending over NIS 3 billion over almost two years to improve its border wall. It must have missed the liberal memo that border walls don’t work.

Jerusalem Post:

The underground barrier designed to prevent tunnels from crossing into Israel from Gaza will stretch into the Mediterranean to stave off Hamas infiltration by sea.

During Operation Protective Edge in 2014, five Hamas frogmen (naval commandos) tried to infiltrate Kibbutz Zikim before they were engaged and killed by the IDF. Hamas has significantly expanded their naval commando unit in the three years since the last conflict, with a reported 1,500 frogmen.

The border with Gaza is Israel’s most explosive, with a rocket fired from the northern Gaza Strip striking near Ashkelon on Tuesday evening. While Hamas quickly arrested those responsible for firing the rocket, the construction of Israel’s underground barrier, which has become symbolic to both sides, may push Hamas to attack Israel.


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42.9° N
12.1° E
57.1° E
20.4° N


Ashkelon, Israel

Israel (IL) is estimated to have a population of 8.6 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 1.7% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 0.8 million.