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August 3, 2016 9:54 am

Israel Makes Progress on New Underground Concrete Barrier Around Gaza, as Defense Against Terror Tunnels

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A Hamas terror tunnel.  An anti-tunnel barrier along the Israel-Gaza border will combat such tunnels. Photo: Israel Defense Forces.

A Hamas terror tunnel. An anti-tunnel barrier along the Israel-Gaza border will combat such tunnels. Photo: Israel Defense Forces.

An underground barrier to defend against Hamas attack tunnels is on the way following a call from the Defense Ministry for companies to bid to construct the new defensive line around the Gaza Strip.

The closed tender has been submitted to 20 Israeli contracting companies. The first part of the defensive underground barrier will go along 10 kilometers of the Strip, with plans to extend the barrier around the entirety of the 60 kilometer border with Israel – thereby completely encircling Gaza.

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