Yehuda Welded Mesh (Yehuda Group)

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יהודה רשתות פלדה בע"מ

A private Israeli company, producing and providing steel welded mesh, fencing, cutting, bending, and preparation of steel for construction, security and agriculture. Yehuda Group is divided into three divisions: Yehuda Welded Mesh, Yehuda Steel and Yehuda Fences.

The company provides security fences to settlements and for Israeli military and Police facilities in the occupied West Bank.

The company provided fences for the construction of the wall around the besieged Gaza.

Services to Settlements

In 2023, the company won a tender by the Mateh Binyamin settlement regional council for the provision and installment of gates and fences in educational facilities in the council.

The company was involved in the construction of school fences in the settlement of Beitar Illit in the occupied West Bank.

In 2002, the company won a tender for building fences in the amount of about NIS 5 million in the Seam Zone, including in the settlements of Karnei Shomron and Oranit. Prior to that, the company has installed security fences in several settlements in the occupied West Bank, including a 2 km fence in the settlement of Karnei Shomron, a 2 km fence in Kfar Ruth), and a fence in Oranit.

Also in 2002, the company installed security fences in different areas is Jerusalem worth NIS 1 million, including a 1500 meter x 3 meter fence in the tunnel road connecting Jerusalem to the Gush Etzion settlement, and a 2.35 meter x 2 km fence in the settlement neighborhood of Armon Hanatziv in East Jerusalem, and an 800 meter security fence close to Shua'afat neighborhood meant to prevent passage to the settlement neighborhood of Ramot.

Between 2007 and 2011, company fences were documented in in the settlement industrial zones of Barkan, Ariel, and Sha’ar Binyamin, and in the perimeter of Israeli settlements in the West Bank, including Alfei Menashe, Ariel, Karnei Shomron, Kedar, Mehola in 2011, Modi’in Illit, Sha’arei Tikva and Oranit. In Karnei Shomron, the fence incorporates electronic detection systems by Magal.

In 2009, Company fences were documented in a facility of the Israeli National Water Company Mekorot nearby the Palestinian town of Huwara in the occupied West Bank.

Services to the Israeli Ministry of Defense

In 2002, the company provided a 70 km long fence to the Ministry of Defense for the construction of the wall around the besieged Gaza. In addition, company fences were installed around military installations inside settlements in the West Bank, including Ariel in 2010, Argaman (in the Jordan Valley) in 2010, Oranit and Beit Horon in 2004 and Revava in 2009.

Company fences were also documented in an Israeli police station in the settlement of Ariel in 2010.

In 2011, the company was involved in the construction of a 241 km fence in cooperation with the Ministry of Defense along the border with Egypt designed to prevent African asylum seekers from entering Israel.

Services to the Jerusalem Light Rail (JLR):

In 2004, the company sold a 10 km mobile fence to the municipality of Jerusalem worth NIS 2 million that was used in the construction of the Jerusalem Light rail (JLR), which connects settlement neighborhoods in occupied East Jerusalem to western part of the city. To learn more on the JLR, see Who Profits Update "Developments in the expansion of the JLR network: The J-Net project".

Services to the A1 Tel-Aviv Jerusalem Train:

The company provided 20,000 tons of iron, bar mats and other materials for the construction of the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem Fast Train line (A1). The A1 train route crosses the Green Line into the occupied West Bank using Palestinian Land, some of it privately owned. For more information about the A1 train, see Who Profits’ report "Crossing the Line: The Tel Aviv Jerusalem Fast Train."