Barak: 43 mile fence to be erected along section of Egyptian border

Defense Minister Ehud Barak toured the border with Egypt Tuesday and noted that “a seventy kilometer long (43 miles) fence will be constructed along the border with Egypt, stretching from Beerotayim to Nitzana, and then all the way to the Rafah border crossing.” Barak added that building the fence might take roughly two years.


The defense minister said that “Israel has made considerable strides in the war on terror in the past weeks. There are still, however, numerous attempts to smuggle arms and explosives along the Egyptian border, and the Israeli Defense Forces continue to work hard to thwart such attempts.” (Efrat Weiss)



פרסום ראשון: 02.26.08, 14:53