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    The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) arrest some 4,300 Palestinians annually for crossing into the country from the West Bank, IDF chief Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot said at a parliamentary hearing on Tuesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Jerusalem Post cited Lt. Gen. Eisenkot as telling the Knesset this was but a fraction of up to 60,000 Palestinians who commute to Israel daily from what the United Nations deems Israel-occupied territories.

    The IDF chief stressed that in order to stop "illegal infiltrations" of Israel it needed $69 million to finish the construction of the so-called security fence, which cuts deep into the West Bank. A 2004 resolution by the UN General Assembly said the barrier violated international law.

    Earlier in the day, the IDF announced it had allegedly thwarted terror attacks against Israelis in Judea and Samaria by "multiple operatives" of Lebanon’s Hezbollah militant group who were recruited via social network.

    Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Standoff Continues (463)


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