Sunday, January 29, 2006
Netanyahu: Olmert endangering Israelis
By GIL HOFFMAN
Likud chairman Binyamin Netanyahu visited Jerusalem's Ramot neighborhood Sunday to warn about the danger caused by Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's decision last week to exclude the neighboring Arab town of Beit Iksa from the security fence.
Netanyahu said that if Kadima were elected and decided to make the fence the border between Israel and a Palestinian state, drivers on the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway (Road 1) and residents of Ramot would be in the range of gunfire from Beit Iksa.
"The decision to move the fence to 400 meters from Ramot and 700 meters from the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway demonstrates Olmert's inexperience and lack of knowledge about security and policymaking," Netanyahu told reporters in Ramot. "His decision endangered the thousands of Israeli drivers who use the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway every day."