Plans to build the West Bank security barrier to the Dead Sea area appear to have been canceled. Ha’aretz reported that there were no plans for building the fence between the Yatir forest north of Arad and the Dead Sea, despite assessments by defense officials that terrorism would move southward once the fence was completed in central and northern Israel. Mayors and local council heads in the south have written defense officials pleading for the fence to be built in the area.
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