Not content to merely write a love-letter to terrorists or advocate for the destruction of the world’s only Jewish State in his “news” articles, AsAJew Ben Ehrenreich recently wrote a “Cliff’s Notes” to the Arab-Israel conflict that, unsurprisingly is wrong on almost every level. Rather than let him get away with yet more lies that place all the blame on Israel, I decided to examine his “10 Points” and took them apart one by one.
For previous installments, see here.
6 Segregation And The Wall
We were at first genuinely shocked that Ehrenreich actually admits the separation barrier was built to “prevent the entry of Palestinian suicide bombers.” But he quickly gets back on message by claiming it is actually a land grab. Why are people like Ehrenreich so against the fence? Because it works. From 2000 to July 2003 there were 73 suicide bombings originating from Judea and Samaria, but after that initial phase of fence building, the following three years only yielded 12 successful attacks. It was so successful in preventing suicide bombings that Hamas and Islamic Jihad leaders openly complained about how difficult it was making it for them to murder Jews.
Ehrenreich is happy to cite how tall the wall section of the barrier is – 8m high –and is happy to cite how long the barrier is – 709km – but he fails to mention that the wall is only 4% of the barrier (it will be 6% when completed). Roughly 4% of Americans belong to non-Christian religions, but no serious person would use that statistic to call America a non-Christian country.
Yes, much of the fence is within Judea and Samaria, but it is there to protect the Israelis who are living on 2% of the land. Given that only 4% of the barrier is a wall, if Palestinians ever agree to peace, much of the fence can be moved to the mutually agreed upon border.