The EU, UN and every other leftie shit their pants when Israel built the wall to stop all the bus and restaurant suicide attackers, and still complain about it. But this gem has been for the most part, ignored. Revealed: Saudi Arabia's 'Great Wall' to keep out Isil Middle Eastern Kingdom building 600-mile wall and ditch along its border with Iraq in effort to insulate itself from the chaos engulfing its neighbours. By Richard Spencer, Middle East Correspondent 3:54PM GMT 14 Jan 2015 When a raiding party from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant attacked a Saudi border post last week, it was no mere hit on a desert outpost. The jihadists were launching an assault on the new, highest profile effort by Saudi Arabia to insulate itself from the chaos engulfing its neighbours. The Saudis are building a 600-mile-long “Great Wall” - a combined fence and ditch - to separates the country from Iraq to the north. Much of the area on the Iraqi side is now controlled by Isil, which regards the ultimate capture of Saudi Arabia, home to the “Two Holy Mosques” of Mecca and Medina, as a key goal. The proposal had been discussed since 2006, at the height of the Iraqi civil war, but work began in September last year after Isil’s charge through much of the west and north of the country gave it a substantial land border with the Kingdom to the south. The border zone now includes five layers of fencing with watch towers, night-vision cameras and radar cameras. Riyadh also sent an extra 30,000 troops to the area. It is not the only fence with which Saudi Arabia has chosen to surround itself. Despite the difficulty of access to westerners, the country is relatively open to fellow Muslim nations, particularly during the Haj season when pilgrims from across the world come to Mecca and Medina. The funeral of the three Saudi guards who were killed in the attack last week (AFP) However, that is changing in changing times. It has also created a physical barrier along parts of the even longer, 1,000-mile border with Yemen to the south. The attack last week is the sort of incident the Saudis hope to avoid.