There's no pressing security reason for completing the pricey and famously hideous separation barrier, begun in 2002 in the midst of the 2nd Intifada, at least according to the Shin Bet chief Yuval Diskin (quoted by BBC reporters.) Most Israelis however credit it with stopping the rash of suicide bombers. Palestinians have viewed it as a means to grab land , having little to do with public safety.
But be aware that the secret police chief is hardly urging "Mr Netanyahu, tear down this wall!" Uh-uh.
Because 90 per cent of this barrier was built on West Bank property and serves to protect Israeli settlers on occupied land, the Hague ruled it to be against international law. Pope B-16 used it as a backdrop in Bethlehem. And now even the Shin Bet say they have other, better ways to stop potential terrorists. Like Operation Cast Lead, I presume. And being alert for Facebook fiends.
Watch this space. Israelity bites