Skip to comments.IDF Building Triple Fence Around Gaza
Posted on 07/29/2005 3:33:29 PM PDT by West Coast Conservative
Would-be terrorist infiltrators from the Gaza Strip will have to overcome three fences and a range of state-of-the-art weapons systems after disengagement, it was revealed Thursday.
The IDF believes fighting with the Palestinians will continue after the pullout, a senior officer in the Southern Command said, and therefore needs the "flexibility" that the complex defensive apparatus will provide.
The officer was speaking during a tour of the security fence around the northern Gaza Strip, where two more fences are being constructed on either side of the existing one. Also under construction between two of the three fences are roads for both light vehicles and heavy armored vehicles, as well as sophisticated monitoring equipment meant to help identify and even fire on approaching threats.
Command-and-control centers in the area will supervise and operate the fences and their additional equipment.
Asked why such a complex defensive system was necessary, the officer explained that each element was designed to slow the progress of attackers and increase the amount of time soldiers have to react to an infiltration attempt.
"There is no replacement for strategic depth, so we have to create depth" by increasing the number of obstacles between the Gaza Strip and the nearby towns and kibbutzim, he said. "The idea is not just to prevent [the Palestinians] from launching rockets, but to prevent them from even reaching the staging area for launching rockets."
Leaving Gaza "creates gaps in our defensive posture," continued the officer, "so we are bridging those gaps through technology."
While the details are sensitive, the officer said the new weapons would allow the army to significantly decrease its manpower requirements.
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Well, at least it seems much more difficult than Gladiator to penetrate through.
We could use a little of that 'strategic depth' in this country...
Ezekial 38 clearly says that there will be no walls in Israel in the latter days. So, if walls are built, they will be torn down. Or, the walls never have a chance to be built prior to the prophesies taking place.
Since they aren't dwelling safely how does no walls apply at this time? Besides Israel already has & has had walls around cities.
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