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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Wall protecting Gilo residents from Beit Jalla to be taken down

A wall that was erected by the IDF eight years ago to protect Jerusalem's Gilo neighborhood from sniping by 'Palestinian' gunmen in Beit Jalla and Beit Sachur is to be taken down starting Sunday.

As a result of the stable security situation in the area, the Israel Defense Forces, in coordination with the Jerusalem municipality and the Israeli Police will begin dismantling the protective concrete structure used to defend civilians from sniping adjacent to the Gilo neighborhood in Jerusalem on Sunday, 15 August 2010.

The protective concrete structure was erected eight years ago during the ‘Al Aqsa’ Intifada in order to protect Gilo residents from gunfire and shells fired from the town of Beit Jala.

It should be emphasized that the decision to remove the protective structure was made as a result of situational assessments in the Central Command, staff work and agreement amongst all of the relevant officials.

The work is expected to take two weeks, during which time the following streets will be closed to traffic: Ha-Anafa, Ha-Shaish, Margalit, Shoham, and Achlama.
It sounds great. So why do I have this gnawing feeling in my gut that it's a mistake?


At 7:53 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

Carl - where the residents of Gilo informed? I think not.

They will pay for it if they ever come under sniper fire again like what happened during the last intifada.

And the officials taking down the wall are not the ones who are going to be endangered if the security situation should deteriorate again in the future.

At 11:46 PM, Blogger Moriah said...

If there's one thing we can be sure of it's Palestinians will take advantage of every opportunity to kill Jews -- especially when we make it easy for them. The old saw 'Palestinian's never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity does not apply when it comes to killing Jews. This makes my stomach knot up...


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