A concrete factory has been built on the Gaza border to assist in the ongoing construction efforts of the Gaza subterranean barrier.
At the northern end of the Gaza border, only several meters from the Palestinian side of the strip, IDF soldiers can be seen guarding huge tankers used for the production of concrete, as part of the efforts to create an underground blockade designed to prevent terror organizations from digging tunnels penetrating into Israel underneath the border.
The defense Ministry has so far allotted NIS 3.34 million for the project in hopes that it will finally put an end to the threat of the Hamas tunnels.
To that end, the barrier is set to incorporate several mechanisms along 64 kilometers of the border line. It will include a “Smart” fence similar to the one existing today along the Israel-Egypt border, underground concrete walls, tunnel detection technology. It will also be armed with advanced counter-assault and defense capabilities.
Almost 2,000 workers are taking part in the project which is set to be finished within two years, and is expected bring succor to Israel’s border defense and counter the tunnel phenomenon which has concerned Israel's southern residents for several years.
(Translated & edited by Lior Mor)