Israel Completes 'Iron Wall' Along Gaza Border

Israel Completes 'Iron Wall' Along Gaza Border

Andrew H. Sweet

The structure includes an underground wall equipped with sensors to prevent militants from using tunnels.

It also includes improvements to an above-ground fence, a naval barrier, radar systems, and command and control rooms. It will provide "Israeli citizens a sense of security," Defense Minister Benny Gantz said.

Around 220,000 trucks of concrete and 140,000 tons of iron and steel were used during construction. Gantz says the "iron wall," stretching 65-kilometers (40-miles), will be a barrier "between the terror organization and the residents of Israel's south."

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