February 20, 2014 at 3:30 pm
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu unveiled plans for a security barrier running along the borders of Egypt and the 1948 occupied Palestinian territories by the beginning of next month, November.
At a meeting of the Israeli cabinet meeting for Security and Political Affairs that took place on Wednesday, October 27, Netanyahu demanded the immediate acceleration of the barrier construction from the various authorities involved.
He stressed emphasized the importance of intensive monitoring to prevent the "illegal infiltration" across the southern border of the country, which "constitutes a threat to the Jewish and democratic character of Israel."
In the same vein, Eyal Ghabay, the director-general of Israel's Prime Minister's Office accused the country's Ministry of Defence of "hindering" the barrier's building process and using the funds allocated to this project for paying the military industries' wages.