A man from Gaza was just captured as he crossed over the fence into Israel. The man was armed with a knife. He was brought in for interrogation, according to a TPS report.Jewish Press News Briefs
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Turkey’s Housing Development Administration has begun construction of the remaining 700 kilometers of a massive wall designed to seal its 900-kilometer border with Syria.
The first 200 kilometer-long length of the wall has already gone out to tender, and is to be built by the country’s Defense Ministry, together with the governors’ offices of the neighboring provinces.
It is expected that the remaining section of the “security wall” will be completed within the next five months, Housing Development Administration director Ergün Turan told the Turkish Hurriyet Daily News.
“The increase of border security with Syria carries huge importance. With the completion of the wall, our border will become more secure,” Turan said, adding that the concrete blocks are two meters wide and three meters high.
Turan said the sections of the walls in the southeastern provinces of Hatay and Şanlıurfa were mostly completed and work was ongoing on other sections. He added the blocks each weigh seven tons, are covered with razor wire and are portable.
All five construction sites include minefields, making the work particularly difficult and meticulous, he said, with at least 200 to 250 gigantic concrete blocks produced at each for transfer to the border on trucks that must travel areas in which there are often no roads.Hana Levi Julian
The IDF announced it had attacked two Syrian army targets Sunday overnight in retaliation for shots fired at the security fence on Israel’s border with Syria. According to the report, on Sunday morning security forces noted a rocket that fell in open territory on the Israeli side of the fence. It did not cause damage or injuries. The retaliatory strikes were launched by artillery shelling.
“The gunfire did not endanger the residents in the area or our forces,” the IDF said in a statement. “The IDF is not involved in the fighting in Syria but is determined to defend itself and will respond to any unusual incident.”David Israel
Rep. Steve Cohen, Tennessee’s first Jewish Congressman, came up with a brilliant suggestion Wednesday to beef up security for President Barack Obama by building a moat around the White House.
‘Would a moat – water, six feet around, be kind of attractive and effective?” Cohen asked with a straight face at a House Judiciary Committee hearing with Joseph Clancy, the acting director of the Secret Service.
Clancy didn’t bat an eye and politely responded, “Sir, it may be,” but he explained that the Secret Service is considering changing the fence at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
‘Like a higher fence?’ Cohen asked.
“You’re right sir, a higher fence would certainly help us,” Clancy responded.
Cohen didn’t suggest that moat should include a drawbridge, without which no one could arrive or leave the White House except by boat or helicopter.
Texas Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert couldn’t miss the opportunity to rap the Obama administration and said maybe should there be no fence at all around the White House since the government has not agreed to build a fence at the Texas-Mexican border.
“I would think that if the admin’s gonna being consistent, t’s now time to remove the fence from around the White House – ’cause if it isn’t good enough for our border, it shouldn’t good enough for our White House,” Gohmert said.
The hearing was held on the background of recent slip-ups in security, such as a mental disturbed man’s sprint across the White House lawn before he was nabbed.
Rep. Cohen, a Democrat, had the last laugh, though.
“This guy got further into the White House than some of my Republican colleagues have ever gotten,” said Cohen.
Cohen suggests the moat in the video below.
PM Netanyahu postponed today’s cabinet vote over the very controversial security fence between Gush Etzion and Jerusalem.
Out of the blue, last week Netanyahu said there would be a cabinet vote on the fence on Sunday.
After a lot of resistance from Jews and Arabs in Gush Etzion, as well as environmentalists, the plans to continue building the fence was frozen years ago. Residents were very surprised and angry when the issue suddenly came up again.
The Jerusalem segment of the fence would separate Gush Etzion from Jerusalem, and other segments of the fence would split Gush Etzion in half, as well as block it off from the areas around it.
There are long term plans to build a highway from Gush Etzion to the Dead Sea, which would cut the trip down to approximately 20 minutes. This fence could kill that plan too.
Netanyahu delayed the discussion in the cabinet until next week.Shalom Bear
An explosive device was detonated along the border with southern Gaza, lightly damaging an IDF military vehicle. No injuries were reported.
IDF tanks fired into Gaza in response, towards areas known to be used as terrorist lookouts.
Numerous rockets were launched at Israel from Gaza over the past week.Jewish Press News Briefs
While Anonymous hackers haven’t had much success breaching Israel’s defenses, an Arab from Gaza has, according to a report in Yisrael Hayom.
The infiltrator crossed over from Gaza into Israel on Passover eve, and managed to make his way all the way to the southern city of Netivot.
A serious of technical errors with the fence and warning system, as well as the soldiers searching in the wrong direction and location, allowed the infiltrator to stroll right past Israel’s defenses.
The man was not armed, and it is not believed he crossed over to commit a terror attack.
The infiltrator actually hitchhiked from somewhere near the Gaza border with an unsuspecting Israeli who took him the rest of the way to Netivot.
The Palestinian from Gaza turned himself into the police later that evening.
The army is looking at this as a serious failure and is running a full investigation.Jewish Press News Briefs