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Egypt-Israel Border Fence a “Supreme National Interest”

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Following a deadly terrorist attack on Monday morning along the Israel-Egypt border, in which an Israeli-Arab was killed on his way to work, a security fence along the border of the two nations will now be completed “as quickly as possible” according to Udi Shani of Israel’s Defense Ministry.

“The target was to stop the construction of the fence, and our goal is to finish it as quickly as possible to prevent future terrorists from infiltrating Israel,” he said.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the fence’s construction “a supreme national interest”.

The project includes over 1,000 employees and spans nearly 250 miles.  According to the Israeli Defense Ministry, the construction of the fence is “one of the most complex engineering projects in the history of the office.”

“We are in a race against time to close the border in the next year,” said Col. Hermoni, a commander of the IDF’S Gaza Division. “The border should close as quickly as possible, to prevent such events.”

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