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Benjamin Netanyahu touts new border fence: Only 2 illegal crossings
Israel's newest border fence with Egypt has dropped the number of illegal crossers from 2,000 per month to two, said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
That's a decline of 99.9 percent, he said, Breitbart reported.
"The fence that we built in the south is achieving the result for which it was erected," he said, Breitbart reported. "As opposed to the over 2,000 infiltrators who entered Israel exactly one year ago and dispersed to various cities, in May 2013 exactly two infiltrators crossed the border and were detained. Now we need to focus on repatriating the illegal infiltrators who are here, and we will meet this task as well."
The main section of the fence runs 144 miles and stands 16 feet high. It includes "barbed wire, surveillance cameras and radar," Breitbart reported.
In comparison: The fence that separates the United States from Mexico is about 2,000 miles long.
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