Acting Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Tuesday said the construction of the annexation wall in the West Bank will be completed within several months.
"By the end of the year we plan to finish the security fence," Olmert said during a visit to the West Bank settlement of Ariel.
During his visit to Ariel Olmert made a pledge to designate this settlement, that is built on lands from the Palestinian city of Salfit and its surrounding villages, a part of Israel proper.
"Ladies and gentlemen, I want to be clear on this, the Ariel block will be an inseparable part of the state of Israel under any situation," said Olmert.
Despite American objection Israeli built part of the wall around Ariel which annexed wide areas of the West Bank into the settlement by default.
The wall around Ariel, which is partly a fence, goes 25 Kilometers deep into the West Bank.
Local observers said Olmert’s move regarding Ariel, and his statements regarding the wall in addition to the ongoing military operation at Jericho prison as part of his electoral campaign.