An Israeli military commander said the entity will speed up building a huge wall around the blockaded Gaza Strip in a bid to prevent what it claims to be tunneling into the occupied territories.
“In the coming months, we are going to accelerate the construction of the barrier,” Major General Eyal Zamir, the head of the Israeli Southern Command, said on Thursday.
He further expressed hope that the project “will be complete in two years.”
The 64-kilometer-long wall, comprising concrete planks and sensors, will reach a depth of 40 meters below the ground and a height of 6 meters above it.
The project is expected to cost approximately three billion shekels ($834 million).
Source: Press TV