Washington inspects Israel-Egypt security barrier for ideas on implementing U.S.-Mexico wall

U.S. Secretary Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen inspected Israel’s security barrier with Egypt, for possible ideas that will be implemented along the U.S. border with Mexico, where President Donald Trump has pledged to build a wall. Following her tour of the Israel-Egypt border, the top American homeland Security official stressed the importance of preserving border security.” “At the direction of President Trump, the U.S. government has taken sweeping action to secure our borders and prevent dangerous individuals from getting into America. Border security is national security. Our Israeli partners know that better than anyone and I was fortunate today to see the incredible work they’re doing to keep their territory and citizens safe,” Kirstjen Nielsen, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary said.

The razor wire-lined Israeli fence, which is between five meters and eight meters high, was erected over three years along the 230 kilometers frontier with Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, where the Egyptian army is currently battling against the Sinai-branch of the Islamic State. According to public information, Israel invested some 380 million US-dollars for the construction of the barrier. Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security released a statement in which it said that while traveling in Israel this week, Nielsen would receive an operational briefing on Israeli border infrastructure technology and systems.” As part of President Trump election-campaign pledge, the American leader vowed to build a wall along its 3,200 kilometers southern border, which is equal to some 2,000 miles, to prevent illegal immigrants entering from Mexico.