Security fence won't be done before '07

Tuesday, February 07, 2006 |    

The security fence, which Israel has been building to keep terrorists out of Israel, is scheduled for completion by 2007. The fence surrounding Jerusalem on three sides will be finished by the end of the summer. The nation’s capital will include 11 checkpoints to ease the flow of traffic in and out of Jerusalem. But long sections surrounding the settlements of Ariel and Gush Etzion located in Judea and Samaria won’t be finished until next year. There are some worries that terrorists may use the high ground near Ben Gurion airport to launch rockets at airplanes, but the government said it will rely on its intelligence to protect the airport. A segment of the fence is to include Ma’aleh Adumim, a Jewish neighborhood on the outskirts of Jerusalem, but will not be completed before the end of the year.

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