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  • caspiandoctor caspiandoctor Aug 30, 2004 12:50 PM Flag

    EU to build wall after blasting Israel!

    European Blatant Hypocrisy

    August 17, 2004
    4:00 a.m. Eastern
    By Aaron Klein
    � 2004

    Just one month after the U.N. and EU launched a
    furious campaign against Israel's security fence,
    culminating in the International Court of Justice
    ruling that the fence is illegal, the EU announced
    it's planning to build a separation fence of its own,
    and invited Israel to participate in the construction.

    The fence is being built to separate recently added EU
    members Poland and Hungary from their new neighbors �
    Russia, Belarus and Ukraine. The EU said the fence is
    necessary to "prevent the free movement of migrants
    seeking to enter" EU territory.

    Israeli companies that specialize in the construction
    of fences and security systems will participate in
    tenders to build hundreds of miles of fences along the
    EU's new eastern border.

    "It's incredible the EU has no problem building a
    fence just to keep illegal immigrants out, but when
    the Jewish State builds a security fence as a last
    resort for the purpose of keeping terrorists out and
    saving Israeli lives, we are blasted by them and the
    U.N.," a spokesman for Ariel Sharon told
    WorldNetDaily. "Makes you think, doesn't it?"

    Israel's publicly traded Magal Security Systems, which participated in the construction of the West Bank security fence, is expected to sign a cooperation agreement for building the new EU fence and its attendant command-and-control systems.

    The ultimate contract is estimated to be worth several
    hundred million dollars. Each kilometer of Israel's
    fence cost $1 million to build. Bases, sophisticated
    transit points, and observation and
    command-and-control systems cost $2 million per

    In July, the U.N.'s high court ruled Israel's security
    fence, which is credited with keeping suicide bombers
    out, violates international law and must be

    The court, which Israel maintains has no jurisdiction
    over Israeli matters, ruled "[it] is not convinced
    that the specific course Israel has chosen for the
    wall was necessary to attain its security objectives."

    A week later, the U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly
    adopted a resolution demanding that Israel comply with
    the world court decision and tear down the security
    fence. Most European countries voted against Israel.

    "European hypocrisy is as rank as it is blatant,"
    Daniel Pipes, director of the Middle East Forum, told WorldNetDaily. "And the EU wall is not even for security reasons, just economic ones."

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