Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on Sunday, hailed U.S. president-elect Donald Trump on his decision to build a wall along the 3,200km U.S.- Mexico borders to â€śprevent illegal immigration.â€ť
On his Twitter page, Netanyahu wrote that â€śPresident Trump is right,â€ť likening Trumpâ€™s wall idea to the aÂ 240-kilometre wall Israel completed in 2014, along its border with Egypt.
â€śI built a wall along Israelâ€™s southern border. It stopped all illegal immigration. Great success. Great idea,â€ť Netanyahu added in the tweet.
Israel had also built a 700km wall around the occupied West Bank, which was also installed in some areas inside the West Bank. The wall is 8 meters high in some areas, as w ell, according to the PNN.
In addition, duringÂ an interview with Fox News, on Thursday, Trump justified his decision, citing Israel which, he said, had managed to â€śstop 99.9 percentâ€ť of illegal immigration.
Â Within a few days after Trump became officially president, Israel announced approval to build thousands of new settlement units in the West Bank, a decision which was slammed by the U.N. and several international bodies.