Israel Gaza Barrier Construction Finished

Israel announced the completion of a sensor-equipped underground wall on its side of Gaza in a bid to quell any sort of threat posing to the country’s safety.

“This barrier, a creative, technological project of the first order, denies Hamas one of the capabilities that it tried to develop and puts a wall of iron, sensors, and concrete between it and the residents of the south,” Israel Defense Minister Benny Gantz was quoted as saying by his office in a statement.

According to a ministry, the barrier, which includes hundreds of cameras, radar, and other sensors, spans 65km and 140,000 tonnes of iron and steel were used in its construction, which took three-and-a-half years to complete.

Gantz warned that Israel could be seeing “the calm before the storm,” following recent threats by Hamas against Israel that also led to the slow reconstruction efforts in the Gaza Strip following the last conflict with Israel in May.

“We will continue to prepare to neutralize every attempt to harm Israeli civilians from the Strip — with the threat of rockets, particularly in our sights. We will prevent Iranian knowledge and technology from reaching Gaza and we will continue to thwart every attempt by Hamas to use its proxies in the West Bank and Israel. These attempts fail time and again,” said Gantz 

The Israel Defense Ministry is now turning its attention to the Lebanese border after the Gaza barrier completion.

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