Israel to Build Electronic Fence on Egyptian Border

[Ynet News] Meir Ohayon - The Israel Defense Forces is planning to prevent smuggling across the Israel-Egypt border by building an electronic fence equipped with security cameras, beginning with the 12 km next to Eilat, from Netafim to Gesharon. The border between Israel and Egypt stretches over 400 km, separated by a low fence with no electronic security devices. Since January 2006, 291 people have been caught trying to infiltrate into Israel through the Egyptian border.

2006-09-08 01:00:00

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