About 70 percent of construction works has been completed to the underground Israeli barrier along the east of the Gaza Strip, the Shehab News Agency reported yesterday.
Reporting the Israeli TV Channel 12, Shehab said that 1,400 Israeli and foreign workers had completed 43 of the 60 kilometers of the underground barrier.
Practical measures are required to avoid a complete collapse in economic situation as 85 % of Gaza population is below poverty line- Jamal Al Khodari, head of the Popular Committee for Ending Gaza Siege.https://t.co/KIRr7uGqIg
— Rawan Nassar ??✌ (@RawanNassar13) September 30, 2019
The barrier consists of two parts; one above ground – which is six meters high – and one underground, whose depth is kept as a secret.
Laborers are working 24 hours a day, six days a week to complete the barrier.
Since the construction started, Channel 12 reported, the Israeli occupation army claimed it had discovered 17 cross-border tunnels allegedly dug by Palestinians.
Israel is implementing a new separation barrier along the besieged Gaza Strip. pic.twitter.com/FkMUUO8WOJ
— Days of Palestine (@DaysofPalestine) February 6, 2019
Reporting a senior Israeli military official, Channel 12 said that after the barrier is completed, infiltration or penetration of Israeli would be an “impossible mission”.
In June 2018, Channel 10 reported that the Israeli occupation army told the government that it would not be dragged into a war with Gaza before the barrier is complete.
(Middle East Monitor, PC, Social Media)