U.S. President Donald Trump praised in an interview with Fox News the Israeli separation wall that has been the subject of controversy and numerous accusations of human rights violations.
Israel’s separation barrier is a success, Trump said while discussing his plan to erect a wall across the US-Mexico border.
Trump defended his executive order to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border by linking it to Israel’s “successful separation wall.”
“The wall is necessary,” Trump said. “That’s not just politics, and yet it is good for the heart of the nation because people want protection and a wall protects. All you’ve got to do is ask Israel.”
“They’ve seen something like over a 90 percent reduction in terrorist acts in that country (Israel) that they attribute to having an effective fence,” Trump claimed. “If Israel can do it effectively, there’s no reason why America can’t.”
Earlier Wednesday, Trump has signed directives to begin building a wall along the US border with Mexico.
(Source / 28.01.2017)