Landmines Proposed as Solution for Israel’s Border Protection


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(Globes) The resounding failure on October 7 of the border separating Gaza from Israel has made it clear to everyone that fences and surveillance cameras, while reducing the number of soldiers patrolling the barrier, is not an effective solution for protecting borders.

Several former senior IDF figures have told "Globes" that landmines could be one of the possible solutions for preventing an invasion of Israel by terrorists in the future. One of them, Colonel (res.) Danny Terza, an expert in building border fortifications who planned the separation fence in Judea and Samaria even said that mines are one of the most effective way of delaying the passage of vehicles and people. Major General (res) Itzhak Brik, who is busy with an audit of Israel's security forces and has even submitted a report on the matter to the IDF, claims that we should return to the days of landmines along the borders, while significantly increasing patrols along them.

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Published: Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 12, 2023

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