This article was written by Colonel (Ret.) Beni Tal – Founder and Owner of BTS Security
Following a series of unfortunate events taking place in Southern Tel-Aviv, the question is whether a Border Patrol Force can help in resolving the conflicts or should we consider other alternatives.
Moving the intruders away from Tel-Aviv
This week we all learned that a Border Patrol Unit composed of 50 members is about to start engaging the local community in the Southern areas and neighborhoods of Tel-Aviv.
The additional manpower is obviously great news but we are still talking about a drop in the ocean because we are talking about handling tens of thousands of infiltrators and criminals who only search for their next robbery or rape victim. They are not allowed to work so they commit crimes – this is their only way to survive.
The effective solution would be to move the infiltrators to facilities located outside Tel Aviv, around the Negev desert to which the government will take them for a temporary stay before sending them back to their country. We should also consider using financial incentives because it won't be easy convincing them to just leave the country. They feel rather good here and yet the state must regard them as possible terrorist threats because soon enough they will start carrying out similar attacks.
Deterrence is the key
The infiltrators must understand that they should obey our rules and so the best solution would be to deploy as many units as possible – 50 is not enough. Moreover, "ordinary" soldiers should also be considered for patrolling purposes later on.
However, I believe that a far more effective solution would be hiring professional and experienced security guards that are familiar with violent security measures. A company specializing in this field can restore the order because the infiltrators would be afraid of a conflict.
Once the country provides them with a ticket and a thousand dollars – the planes will be completely packed. Given close cooperation between the security companies and the government, the number of illegal intruders can be reduced dramatically within a period of six months.