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Jerusalem – Border walls are the latest fever in the Middle East. It's not only Egypt, Israel is now playing its trump card in the escalating battle to stop asylum seekers and refugees reaching the country from Sinai. It plans to erect a system of fences and electronic devices along the 266 kilometer long border with Egypt.
The refugees from Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia and other African countries pose nothing less than an existential threat to Israel, according to the government.
While Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the fence will thwart those bent on carrying out terrorist acts, he makes no secret that its main purpose is to stop the flow of African asylum seekers. He claims they will ''flood'' Israel unless the fence is built, calling into question its Jewish majority.
''We are talking about a strategic decision to guarantee the Jewish and democratic character of the state of Israel,'' Netanyahu said.
Yet the way Israel has chosen to react is not only disproportionate, but despicable. If the intended purpose is to halt Turkish criticisms, not only will it not work, but it could have the reverse effect of escalating tensions between the two countries. This incident will infuriate even those who have been critical of Erdoğan’s policies on Israel.