With a budget of $526 million, work just began constructing an above/below-ground barrier on Israel’s border with Gaza, beginning primarily opposite Israel’s border communities.
By Matan Tzuri
Residents of the Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council will be able to look out their windows and watch the IDF work on the new project meant to restore the feeling of security to the residents of the South.
Work begins on the Gaza border barrier – Photo: Roee Idan
The IDF has been working on a project called “barrier,” which will see a giant above and underground wall completely encircle the Gaza Strip. Continue Reading »
The Ministry of Defense issued tenders for the construction of a concrete barrier that will completely encircle Gaza, be equipped with electronic sensors to detect vibrations (digging), and extend several stories below ground to neutralize any threat of Palestinian terror-tunnels.
By Udi Etzion
An underground barrier to defend against Hamas attack tunnels is on the way following a call from the Defense Ministry for companies to bid to construct the new defensive line around the Gaza Strip.
The closed tender has been submitted to 20 Israeli contracting companies. The first part of the defensive underground barrier will go along 10 kilometers of the Strip, with plans to extend the barrier around the entirety of the 60 kilometer border with Israel – thereby completely encircling Gaza. Continue Reading »
Israel Hebrew media reports Jerusalem’s plan to build an underground concrete wall tens of meters deep to neutralize the threat of Hamas attack tunnels.
* A senior defense official: ‘Another confrontation with Hamas is inevitable, so it must be the last one.’
By Nahum Barnea
Israel’s defense establishment’s plan to build a concrete wall tens of meters underground as well as aboveground along the Gaza Strip border was revealed by Yedioth Ahronoth Thursday morning.
A Hamas attack tunnel – Photo: IDF spokesperson
It has previously been estimated that such a project would cost tens of billions of shekels. However, under the new plan the construction costs are estimated to reach NIS 2.2 billion. Continue Reading »