Symbol of aggression: Palestinians climb over a section of Israel’s separation wall near Qalandia checkpoint between Ramallah to enter Jerusalem for Friday prayer in the al-Aqsa mosque compound, Islam’s third-holiest site, during the holy month of Ramadan last month From Israel’s separation barrier (or ‘apartheid wall’ as it i
SHOCKER: Check Out The Nations That Have ALREADY Built Border Walls To Keep Out Illegal Migrants!
Take a close look at these 65 nations that have built border fencing.
From The Daily Mail: Globalisation was supposed to tear down barriers, but security fears and a widespread refusal to help migrants and refugees have fuelled a new spate of wall-building across the world, with a third of the world’s countries constructing them along their borders. When the Berlin Wall was torn down a quarter-century ago, there were 16 border fences around the world. Today, there are 65 either completed or under construction, according to Quebec University expert Elisabeth Vallet.
Blocked: There are 65 countries either building walls, or which are already have them – including in Belfast, where they are called ‘peace lines’, as well as numerous in the Middle East, where countries are trying to protect themselves from the risk of terrorism.
s known by the Palestinians), to the 2,500-mile barbed-wire fence India is building around Bangladesh, to the enormous sand ‘berm’ that separates Morocco from rebel-held parts of the Western Sahara – walls and fences are ever-more popular with politicians wanting to look tough on migration and security. US presidential hopeful Donald Trump has made plans for a wall along the border with Mexico – to keep out what he called ‘criminals, drug dealers, rapists’ – central to his inflammatory campaign. Yet experts say there is little proof of their effectiveness in stopping people crossing borders. In July, Hungary’s right-wing government began building a four-metre-high (13 feet) fence along its border with Serbia to stanch the flow of refugees from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. ‘We have only recently taken down walls in Europe; we should not be putting them up,’ was one EU spokesperson’s exasperated response. Three other countries – Kenya, Saudi Arabia and Turkey – are all constructing border fences in a bid to keep out jihadist groups next door in Somalia, Iraq and Syria. Seven miles of barrier have already been erected along the border at Reyhanli town in Hatay province – a main point for smuggling and border-crossing from Syria – the private Dogan news agency said. The fence in Turkey will eventually stretch for 28 miles along a key stretch of its border with Syria. But the Turkish wall pales into insignificance when compared to the multi-layered fence which will one day stretch 600 miles from Jordan to Kuwait along Saudi’s border with Iraq – a line of defence against ISIS.