«Israel» to Build Additional Wall with Gaza to Prevent Infiltrations
By Staff, Agencies
The “Israeli” entity’s military establishment will begin building an additional wall along the northern part of the Gaza border fence to protect communities after three infiltrations along the border in less than two weeks.
According to a report on the entity’s Channel 12, the “Israeli” War Ministry is planning to build a 6 meters-high defensive wall inside “Israeli” occupied Palestinian territory along a 9 km stretch of Route 34 between the communities Yad Mordechai and Sderot.
The War Ministry and the “Israeli” Prime Minister’s Office are currently discussing where the budget for its construction will come from.
The wall, which is meant to provide nearby communities with additional protection from infiltration, comes in addition to another barrier of large sand berms and tree plantings to protect “Israelis” from threats, such as anti-tank fire emanating from the Strip following the death of an “Israeli” by a Kornet anti-tank missile fired at his car in May.
The entity’s new, upgraded barrier with the Strip is expected to be completed by next summer – both above and below ground – to remove the threat of cross-border tunnels and stop fighters from Gaza, who are intent on carrying out attacks from infiltrating into southern “Israeli” occupied territories.
While the military hasn’t yet determined which group is behind the foiled operations, they put the responsibility of the attack squarely on Hamas.
Approximately 70,000 “Israelis” reside in over 50 communities in the Gaza border area. More people have moved to the area since so-called “Operation Protective Edge” in 2014.
But over the past year, there have been 10 rounds of violent conflict, causing residents to interrupt their daily lives and remain close to bomb shelters since they only have some 15 seconds to find shelter from rocket and mortar fire. The last round of violence in early May saw over 700 rockets fired, killing five “Israelis”.