December 5, 2003

The Fence

Israel's security fence, still under construction, is politically controversial and it represents an inconvenience for some Palestinians. But since the current intifada began 39 months ago, suicide attacks by Palestinian terrorists have occurred on an average of one every ten days, and have killed 477 people and injured 3239. The fence has already saved Israeli lives. It's neither a perfect solution nor a long-term one, but if it helps keep innocent Israelis from being blown up, it's justifiable in the short term. Here's a good UPI article on the topic. (link via Chicago Boyz)

Posted by dan at December 5, 2003 6:28 PM