Israel Accelerates Construction of Underground Wall Around Gaza

Al-Quds, 7 Dzulhijjah 1437/9 September 2016  (MINA)  – The Israeli army accelerated over the past few day the construction work of underground wall along the besieged Gaza Strip, The Palestinian Information Center (PIC) reported, quoting an Israeli media.

According to a report by the Hebrew daily newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth, the massive concrete wall, which will extend several dozen meters below the ground, will also be visible above the ground.

Israel says the plan is aimed at tackling what it calls threats posed by the underground tunnels set up by the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas.

Israel continues to carry out attacks on the besieged territory of about 1.8 million people from time to time.

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The wall, which will stretch along the 96-kilometer (60 mile) border around the Palestinian enclave, is estimated to cost USD 568 million.

In early July 2014, the regime launched a 50-day offensive against Gaza, killing nearly 2,200 Palestinians, including 577 children, and injuring over 11,100 others. (T/P008/R07)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)