Israel is walling itself in with fences (90 percent) and a Zionist Protective Wall in order to protect itself against "wild beasts" that apparently encircle Israel, as Premier Benyamin Netanyahu stated during a visit to a construction site on its Eastern border to Jordan.
Large parts of this barricade were being built on Palestinian Occupied Territory, which the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Hague ruled on July 9, 2004 "contradicts International Law".
Netanyahu's racist statement should not surprise anyone, called Ehud Barak, a former Israeli Premier, years ago Israel "a Villa in the Jungle". Netanyahu continued saying: "At the end, in the State of Israel, as I see it, there will be a fence that spans it all. I’ll be told, ‘this is what you want, to protect the villa?’ The answer is yes. Will we surround all of the State of Israel with fences and barriers? The answer is yes. In the area that we live in, we must defend ourselves against the wild beasts.”
The existing gaps in the wall will shortly be sealed too. Netanyahu is famous for his racist statements. Before the last Israel election, he said about Israeli Palestinians whom he describes as "coming out in droves".What makes this kind of racism so dangerous are Israel's huge arsenal of atomic warheads. On September 21, 2003, David Hirst quoted in the British newspaper "The Observer" Israeli military historian Martin van Creveld, Professor at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, as saying:
"We possess several hundred atomic warheads and rockets and can launch them at targets in all directions, perhaps even at Rome. Most European capitals are targets for our air force. Let me quote General Moshe Dayan: 'Israel must be like a mad dog, too dangerous to bother.' I consider it all hopeless at this point. We shall have to try to prevent things from coming to that, if at all possible. Our armed forces, however, are not the thirtieth strongest in the world, but rather the second or third. We have the capability to take the world down with us. And I can assure you that that will happen before Israel goes under."
Speaking of walls, not only Israel is building them, at the moment, they are the ant's pants in some European countries to protect themselves against refugees from the Middle East. Naftali Bennett from the right-wing Jewish Home Party criticized Netanyahu's plans saying: No fences are needed because in "Australia or New Jersey there is no need for fences". Mr. Bennett, in New Jersey or Australia there aren't "wild beasts" living. Or does Bennett wants to expand Israel further North and East? Criticism from the US or European countries is not expected.
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