Security barrier in southern West Bank that is supposed to keep out Palestinians completed

The security barrier in the southern West Bank region known as Har Hebron was completed today when the last five parts of the wall were placed next to one another by a crane. The barrier is 42 kilometers long and was designed to significantly reduce the number of Palestinians who enter Israel illegally in the area.

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The Israeli Defense Ministry marked a significant milestone Wednesday when the final parts of the new security barrier in the southern Har Hebron region were placed next to one another. A video released by the ministry shows the work on the barrier coming to an end.

The barrier, which was built following the serious criticism regarding the breaches in the region’s fence and last year’s Sarona terror attack, is located between the Tarqumiyah border crossing and Meitar. Along the barrier’s 42 kilometers (26 miles), defense mechanisms that will warn IDF forces about attempts to illegally sneak into Israel have been installed.

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In the video, a crane is seen carrying the last five parts of the barrier and placing them next to one another. “The completion of the wall in the southern Har Hebron area is another important part of the work carried out by the Defense Ministry in order to significantly increase the safety of the residents of the area and all of the Israeli citizens,” Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said. “Our battle against terrorism is being conducted in various manners and one of them is establishing a security wall.”

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