I ask, why does the IDF or any civil authority have to justify or explain the actions of the IDF? This is sheer nonsense. The Palestinians and their gullible, naive, leftist Israeli buddies, will do anything which enhances their ultimate goal of a Muslim state from the Med. to the Jordan River, sans Jews. So why the need for Israeli authorities to come up with explanations? Israel decided to build a barrier to thwart Arab terrorist attacks, just as in the States, there are walled and guarded communities built to keep house robbers and other criminals out. Israel is simply protecting it's people. If the Arabs gave up their Jihadist goals, perhaps a fence would not be needed. Until then, Israel must, in fact, get much more vigorous in defending it's people, whether they be Jews or Israeli Arabs. The Palestinians don't recall WHY Israel is imbedded in the territories, it's because they and their patrons lost a few wars of extermination. Had they won, there would today be nothing to dispute...the area would be Judenrein...as predicted by the mad Mullahs of Iran and now the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. Israel, I say, wake up.
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