AhlulBayt News Agency - Israeli Security company 'would definitely want' to be involved if Trump builds a wall along the Mexican border.
The Israeli security firm that built the fence surrounding the Gaza Strip "would definitely want" to be involved in US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's proposed barrier along the Mexican border, Bloomberg News quoted its CEO as saying on Monday.
Magal Security Systems Ltd. has pioneered its "smart fence" technology, which uses video, ground sensors, motion detectors, and satellite monitoring.
“We would join forces with a major US defense company that has experience with such projects worldwide,” Koursh said about Trump's wall proposal. “We’ve done it in the past and we would definitely want to do it.”
CEO Saar Koursh told Bloomberg that the company is currently in the running for a contract to build a wall on the border between Kenya and Somalia.
Migration and terrorism have sparked concerns about border security worldwide in recent years, exemplified by the United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union and Trump's anti-immigration stances.
So despite controversy over the Gaza barrier, Magal's business is booming. Revenue increased seven percent in the first quarter of 2016 to $12.6 million, according to Bloomberg.
Magal has subsidiary companies in the United States, Canada, Mexico, England, Germany, Romania and an office in China. It has also helped construct barriers between Israel and Jordan as well as Egypt.
The Israeli company has also produced and installed surveillance systems along borders and in military bases, maximum security prisons and other sensitive installations in more than 75 countries.
Trump, the American Republican nominee for president, is known for his controversial and abusive remarks on various issues. The real estate mogul, who has had no background in politics, has suggested that the Mexican refugees who enter the United States illegally through the border are “rapists” and “murderers,” and has vowed to build a wall along the border to keep them out. He has said Mexico will have to pay for the construction of the wall.
“We are going to build a great border wall to stop illegal immigration, to stop the gangs and the violence, and to stop the drugs from pouring into our communities,” Trump said at the Republican National Convention on July 21.
The remarks have been met with strong criticism in the US and in Mexico.