On Israel-Egypt border, best defense is a good fence

13.11.2011                      16.Cheschwan. 5772

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On Israel-Egypt border, best defense is a good fence

Massive construction is being rushed along Israel's border with Egypt, where a monster of a fence is being built. No less than the West Bank separation fence, this project is reshaping Israel's political and security situation.

A gray metallic strip, 70-kilometers long, winds across the desert in the southern part of the border between Israel and Egypt. Far from the public eye, yet visible from afar, a vast project to put a high-tech fence between Egypt and Israel is being carried out with surprising speed.
The fence being built in the south is five meters high – twice the height of the separation fence in the territories and of the fences on Israel's other borders – and is changing the reality along the border. This year it consumed some 15 percent of the country's annual steel consumption….