Israeli Defense Ministry Director, Amos Yaron, reported on Monday morning that the construction of the Israeli Separation Wall in the southern West Bank will be completed by the end of 2005.
The Wall, under the current construction plan, will surround several areas between HebronÃ‚Â and BeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢er Sheva, including Yateer village, south of the Hebron Mountain.
Yaron’s statementsÃ‚Â were madeÃ‚Â during a press conferenceÃ‚Â about the BeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢er Sheva suicide bombingÃ‚Â that took placeÃ‚Â on Sunday, leaving several Israelis injured.Ã‚Â No fatalities were reportedÃ‚Â other thanÃ‚Â the bomber.Ã‚Â The Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing, and identified the bomber as Ayman Zaqzeeq, from Beit Ummar village, near Hebron. Ã‚Â The family of Zaqzeeq denied the report saying that their son is detained in an Israeli prison. The Israeli security also denied this report.
Yaron added that 65kmÃ‚Â of the Wall had already beenÃ‚Â constructed in the area,Ã‚Â but thatÃ‚Â other sections of the southern West BankÃ‚Â remain unmonitored by the Israeli security, Ã¢â‚¬Å“which enables infiltrations into Israel through those sections’.Ã‚Â