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Israel to build anti-terrorist moat: Canal along Gaza-Egypt border to stem flow of arms
WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Friday, June 18, 2004 | Aaron Klein

Posted on 06/18/2004 1:48:58 AM PDT by JohnHuang2

Friday, June 18, 2004



TROUBLE IN THE HOLY LAND
Israel to build anti-terrorist moat
Canal along Gaza-Egypt border to stem flow of arms through tunnels

Posted: June 18, 2004
1:00 a.m. Eastern

By Aaron Klein


© 2004 WorldNetDaily.com

Israel announced yesterday a plan to dig a moat along the Gaza-Egypt border, inviting contractor bids for the project designed to prevent Palestinian terrorists from continuing to smuggle arms through tunnels.

The Defense Ministry published a notice in the Hebrew daily Haaretz inviting bids by July 12 to build a canal along a 2.5 mile periphery of the Rafah refugee camp. The ministry will allow contractors to tour the project site and said one-year contracts would be issued, renewable for an additional 12 months.

It was not clear whether the moat would be filled with water, as military sources had suggested last month, or would be dry.

The Israeli military debated the multimillion-dollar plan last month as a way to reduce weapons smuggling into southern Gaza after 13 soldiers were killed in three ambushes. The moat will be dug deep enough so terrorists wouldn't be able to bypass it if they try to build more underground smuggling tunnels.

Other plans to effectively stop Palestinians from building the tunnels were discussed, including the possibility of expanding the Philidelphi Route, the IDF patrol zone on the Israeli side of the Egyptian border, but this was rejected because of the large number of Palestinian homes that would need to be demolished.

The army has said it found and destroyed more than 80 tunnel in the past three years, and Israel has voiced fears the Palestinians could seek to bring in longer-range mortars and Katyusha rockets that could be fired from open spaces at communities deeper inside Israel.

The moat concept comes 11 days after Israel's security cabinet approved Sharon's plan to withdraw troops and settlements from Gaza and parts of the West Bank, and separate from the Palestinians.


TOPICS: Egypt; Front Page News; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: canal; egypt; gaza; goodfence; israel; moat; sinai; wall; waronterror

1 posted on 06/18/2004 1:48:58 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2

We need one of these along the US-Mexican border!


2 posted on 06/18/2004 1:58:32 AM PDT by SpyGuy
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To: JohnHuang2

Hopefully, they will stock it with crocodiles....


3 posted on 06/18/2004 1:59:52 AM PDT by tiamat ("Just a Bronze-Age Gal, Trapped in a Techno-World!")
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To: tiamat

yes...and piranha..and dynoflagellates..and malaria carrying mesquitos..and dioxin waste...black gulpers...enough so that nobody would make it across in one piece.


4 posted on 06/18/2004 4:12:48 AM PDT by Indie (Ignorance of the truth is no excuse for stupidity.)
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To: Indie
dioxin waste...

I love it! The US could have a new export product. In fact, how about all our hazmat chem stuff that is difficult to get rid of.

My only hesitation is how deep would this canal need to be? What is to keep them from tunneling under it??
5 posted on 06/18/2004 4:51:12 AM PDT by Conservative Infidel
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To: JohnHuang2; dennisw; veronica; SJackson

I guess the Israelis have been reading FRee Republic.

For years I've been promoting my proposal here for a Gaza ditch!

Just down the road from the Suez ditch, too.

I'm surprized it took them so long!

BUMPping


6 posted on 06/18/2004 4:53:02 AM PDT by Brian Allen (Did you hear that my beloved FRiend died, today? -- President Ronald Wilson Reagan 1911 - 2004)
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To: Brian Allen

surprised, too


7 posted on 06/18/2004 4:54:06 AM PDT by Brian Allen (Did you hear that my beloved FRiend died, today? -- President Ronald Wilson Reagan 1911 - 2004)
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To: Indie; Brian Allen; JohnHuang2; dennisw; veronica; SJackson

And, they should have a barges that float along the moat and randomly drill 5 to 12" holes 400 to 500' deep. Drown any rats that trying to tunnel beneath it.


8 posted on 06/18/2004 5:41:23 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (never surrender, this is for the kids)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Electrodes in the water near the opposite shore....

Ouch. :))

Shortwave? No permanent! [a la 3 stooges]


9 posted on 06/18/2004 6:07:25 AM PDT by Indie (Ignorance of the truth is no excuse for stupidity.)
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To: Indie

Underground Nuke Testing?


10 posted on 06/18/2004 7:17:28 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (How can you trust a man who will not risk his own Senate seat for a run at the presidency?)
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To: EQAndyBuzz; Indie

<< Underground Nuke Testing? >>

That one sounds good, too.


11 posted on 06/19/2004 12:35:13 AM PDT by Brian Allen (Did you hear that my beloved FRiend died, today? -- President Ronald Wilson Reagan 1911 - 2004)
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To: JohnHuang2

The Rachel Corrie memorial canal?


12 posted on 06/19/2004 7:13:35 PM PDT by dts32041 (What is the exit strategy for Europe and Japan ? - I don't think there was one, we are still there..)
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To: Conservative Infidel

The trench will be 80 feet deep.


13 posted on 06/19/2004 7:15:36 PM PDT by RightWhale (Destroy the dark; restore the light)
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Don't necessarily need water, dry moats were very effective defenses. A deep dry moat would be a great accompaniment to our border fence.

14 posted on 03/05/2018 7:15:55 AM PST by SJackson (The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement)
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