Israel begins construction of new Gaza border barrier

RAMALLAH, The Israeli authorities began building the over ground part of the Gaza border barrier, according to Haaretz Israeli Daily.

Haaretz said the over ground section of the barrier will be 65 kilometers (40 miles) long and will be six meters (20 feet) high.

The barrier is meant to prevent underground tunnels from Gaza, it said.

The project, estimated to cost 3 billion shekels ($833 million), will include a concrete wall fitted with sensors and reaching dozens of meters deep into the ground and standing six meters high from ground level, said Haaretz.

Source: Palestinian News and Info Agency

Israel begins construction of new Gaza border barrier

RAMALLAH, The Israeli authorities began building the over ground part of the Gaza border barrier, according to Haaretz Israeli Daily.

Haaretz said the over ground section of the barrier will be 65 kilometers (40 miles) long and will be six meters (20 feet) high.

The barrier is meant to prevent underground tunnels from Gaza, it said.

The project, estimated to cost 3 billion shekels ($833 million), will include a concrete wall fitted with sensors and reaching dozens of meters deep into the ground and standing six meters high from ground level, said Haaretz.

Source: Palestinian News and Info Agency