IDF Building Triple Fence Around Gaza

(Jerusalem Post) Sam Ser - The IDF believes fighting with the Palestinians will continue after the Gaza pullout, a senior officer in the Southern Command said Thursday, and the army is constructing a new barrier to block terrorist infiltrators consisting of three fences, security roads, and a range of state-of-the-art weapons systems. The officer explained that each element was designed to slow the progress of attackers and increase the amount of time soldiers have to react to an infiltration attempt. "There is no replacement for strategic depth, so we have to create depth" by increasing the number of obstacles between Gaza and nearby Israeli towns and kibbutzim, he said. All elements of the NIS 1 billion security apparatus, including unmanned vehicles, remote-controlled guns, and fiber optic surveillance systems, should be in place by the end of 2006, he said. The IDF is also preparing a series of measures to increase security for 45 Israeli towns and kibbutzim near the Gaza border.

2005-07-29 00:00:00

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