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FACT: The Security Fence saves lives.
"According to statistics provided by the Israel Security Agency, since the August 2003 completion of the first section of the security fence and buffer zone, there has been a drastic reduction in the number of mass-murder attacks carried out in Israel: A. Between August 2003 and the end of 2006 the terrorist organizations operating from Samaria carried out 12 such attacks, killing 64 Israelis and wounding 445. B. Between the beginning of the current confrontation in September 2000 and the erection of the security fence and buffer zone in August 2003, they carried out 73 such attacks, killing 293 Israelis and wounding 1,950." (“The nature and extent of Palestinian terrorism, 2006.” Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 1 March 2007
FACT: If there was no terrorism, there would be no Security Fence.
"Suicide attacks forced
There was no security fence before the Second Intifada ("Israel Pocket Fact." StandWithUs. September 2009.)
FACT: Since the building of the Security Fence, terrorism in Israel has dropped 98%.
(Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
Fence improved IDF’s ability to intercept terrorists (“Anti-Terrorist Fence Facts and Figures” MFA)
FACT: Less than 3% of the Security Fence is concrete wall - the rest is chain link.
Approx. 3.8% of the fence is concrete wall (“Anti-Terrorist Fence Facts and Figures.” Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
97% fence, 3% wall (Israel Pocket Fact, StandWithUs)
The walled portion of the fence saves lives
FACT: The Security Fence is NOT a border.
The path of the Security Fence was planned in accordance with security and humanitarian concerns. It does not annex any lands to
An attempt has been made to avoid separating landowners from their lands. In circumstances where such a separation is unavoidable, agricultural gates have been built, which allow the farmers to cross into their land. These gates are manned and operated by the IDF. The functionality of the gates is coordinated with the local population in each area. (“Humanitarian Concerns”
There is a crossing point every 1.8 miles (“Anti-Terrorist Fence Facts and Figures.” Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
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