U.S. Army Installs Underground Monitoring System on Gaza-Egypt Border

(Maan News-PA) In recent months, U.S. army engineers have moved forward on a two-phase, multimillion-dollar project to stop the flow of weapons and money into Gaza from Egypt. The first stage includes the installation of below-ground, state-of-the-art sensors capable of detecting sound or movement. U.S. experts began the process about one year ago, and it is nearing completion. The sensors are about the size of a human fist, planted inside pipes 15 meters deep. While U.S. military engineers are responsible for monitoring the sensors, U.S. forces have kept the Israeli side informed about any detected movement, despite that the entire operation is conducted on Egyptian soil. Cairo is hesitant about the second stage of the project, the installation of a steel wall underneath the border.

2009-12-14 08:58:53

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