Israel Begins to Build Anti-Infiltrator Fence on its Jordan Border


The fence, aimed at stopping infiltrators from the east, will begin at Israel’s southern border with Jordan near Eilat going northwards for 30 kilometers.

By Arutz Sheva


The building of a border fence intended to bar those attempting to infiltrate into Israel from the east will commence on Sunday between Israel and Jordan.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon will officially announce the beginning of the project later today.

Border fence between Israel and Egypt is how the new fence will look. – Photo: Reuters

The fence on Israel’s eastern border is being designed with the aim of having a similar effect in preventing the entrance of infiltrators as the fence on Israel’s southern border with the Sinai Peninsula.


Thanks to the southern fence, the influx of infiltrators into the Jewish state was halted and the smuggling of goods and human beings into the country has been almost completely eradicated.

The first stage of construction on the fence will begin in Eilat and stretch northward. The length of the fence is estimated at 30 kilometers (19 miles) – nearly an eighth of the 230 kilometer (143 mile) long border between Israel and Jordan.

The cost of the project at this time is estimated at three billion shekels ($765 million).


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