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Netanyahu Tours Security Barrier in Hebron Hills

PM Netanyahu surveys Hebron Hills security from helicopter, July 20, 2016 (Photo: Haim Zach/GPO)

With so many of the terrorists who have carried out attacks coming from the Hebron area, Israel is working to improve security measures there. JNS reports that PM Netanyahu toured the Hebron Hills to see what's being done to keep his nation's people safe:

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday toured the southern Hebron Hills region where a project is under way to close gaps in the security fence in the Turkamiya-Meitar area.

"We decided that we would close the gaps. We will prevent illegals and terrorists from reaching Israel's cities. This is complicated. We also need to defend the communities. And, of course, we need to deal with the entire chain of offenders, including those who employ, house and assist them," Netanyahu said in a statement.

The Israeli leader was joined on the visit to the region by Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan, Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Chairman Avi Dichter and IDF Chief-of-Staff Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eisenkot.

Netanyahu said he was "impressed" with the work he saw in the area that reaches from the Palestinian village of Turkamiya to the Israeli town of Meitar

"We will soon see it firsthand and I think that it will be clear to you that this project will be completed. It is important for the security of the citizens and State of Israel."

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