Herzog calls for electrified fence between Israel, West Bank

During the funeral ceremony for Shlomit Krigman, who was stabbed to death Monday in Beit Horon, opposition leader Isaac Herzog posts on Facebook setting out his vision for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Right now another young Israeli woman who was murdered in another terror attack is being laid to rest. Another day, another terror attack. Another murder. I feel the pain of the family of Shulamit Krigman, may God avenge her blood, with a lot of pain and rage. This murder is so terrible and so angering.

Herzog, who chairs the center-left Zionist Union, which has traditionally called for a negotiated solution to the conflict with the Palestinians, goes on to outline a plan for unilateral “separation” between Israel and the West Bank.

Why don’t they implement an effective separation? Why don’t they erect a wall? What’s the point of a fence if one can hop over or crawl under it? We don’t need a livestock fence. We need real separation that will truly block the terrorists. We can erect a real fence, topped with electrified barbed wire, one that can’t be traversed. Any weaker solution is wantonness that this government is responsible for. We need a fence that’ll deter murderers and defend civilians. We can do that and defend our civilians from terrorism and murder. That’s part of my separation plan.

Herzog’s proposal sounds a lot like the one floated by his main rival in the center, Yesh Atid party chairman Yair Lapid, on Monday.

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