The Jerusalem Post has an article today about hi-tech fencing systems installed in settlements in Judea and Samaria. These systems use laser technology to give advance warning to the soldiers and residents who protect the yishuvim of an intruder. This advance warning helps to protect lives.
The article is very interesting. The only problem I have with it is the headline. Whoever chose it doesn't like settlers apparently. The headline "Hundreds of Millions Spent on Virtual Fences for Settlements" is a blatant way of trying to convince the public that we are sucking the government dry. Saving soldier's lives, saving civilians lives, and perhaps providing a deterrant to the terrorists trying to infiltrate settlements - so that the IDF soldiers can concentrate more on going into the Arab villages and killing the terrorists there (before they get on a bus in Tel-Aviv with a bomb belt) - are points not mentioned. An analysis of how this system might save money in other ways is also not provided.
Another lesson in media bias here.