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 ‚Äúprevent illegal immigration.‚ÄĚ
On his Twitter page, Netanyahu wrote that ‚ÄúPresident Trump is right,‚ÄĚ likening Trump‚Äôs wall idea to the a¬†240-kilometre wall Israel completed in 2014, along its border with Egypt.
‚ÄúI built a wall along Israel‚Äôs southern border. It stopped all illegal immigration. Great success. Great idea,‚ÄĚ 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, during¬†an interview with Fox News, on Thursday, Trump justified his decision, citing Israel which, he said, had managed to ‚Äústop 99.9 percent‚ÄĚ of illegal immigration.
¬†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.