By ARIE EGOZI
Tel Aviv: The Israeli ministry of defence has completed the construction of the security barrier along the Israeli border with the Gaza strip. The 65 km long barrier includes an underground component with sensors, an above-ground fence, a naval barrier, radar systems and command and control rooms to prevent infiltrations from the Gaza strip into Israeli territory.
Defence Minister, Benny Gantz said that the barrier, which is an innovative and technologically advanced project, deprives Hamas of one of the capabilities it tried to develop, and places an ‘iron wall’, sensors and concrete between the terror organization and the residents of the Israel’s south. “This barrier will provide Israeli citizens a sense of security.”
The construction of the security barrier along the border took 3.5 years. The barrier includes five (5) elements that complement each other – 1. Underground barrier with sensors 2. A “smart” fence (over 6 meters high) 3. A maritime barrier that includes means to detect infiltrations at sea and a weapon system that is controlled remotely
- An array of radars and cameras 5. Command and control rooms.