3. Historical cases of wall building shows that they can and do work
Daniel Horowitz of the Conservative Review points to Israel’s double-layered wall as an example of how the wall on our southern border can be successful. He said, “Nowhere is the case for the double-layered security-style fence more compelling than with the Israel security fence. Between 2000 and 2005, suicide bombers infiltrated Israel almost on a daily basis. Over 1,000 Israelis were killed and countless thousands wounded – the equivalent of 42,000 fatalities and hundreds of thousands wounded in America if extrapolated from the population size.”
“The situation was desperate….until they built their security fence,” he added. “After construction of the fence, a double-layer barrier with a security zone in the middle – similar to the San Diego fence, suicide attacks perpetrated by Arab terrorists declined by well over 90%,” the Senior Editor argued.
U.S. Representative Duncan Hunter pointed out the effectiveness of San Deigo’s double layered border wall as an example of how the U.S.-Mexico wall can work.
He said in an article in the San Diego Union-Tribune, “One of San Diego’s greatest assets is the double-layered border fence that extends inland from the Pacific Ocean. Fencing and infrastructure alone are by no means enough to stop illegal crossings, but the presence of physical impediments at the border, when supported by manpower and technology, create barriers that make entry increasingly more difficult and sometimes impossible.”
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