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Report: Israel to Build Underground Wall Around Gaza. (Matzav).
Israel’s defense establishment’s plan to build a concrete wall tens of meters underground as well as above ground along the Gaza border was revealed by Yediot Achronot this morning, Behind the News reports.
It has previously been estimated that such a project would cost tens of billions of shekels. However, under the new plan the construction costs are estimated to reach NIS 2.2 billion.
Behind the News reports that the wall will stretch along the 60 miles of the southern border around the Gaza Strip.
A senior Defense Ministry official on Thursday announced at a press briefing that the next confrontation with Hamas would be the last one. The question of how this announcement is consistent with a plan to build a wall, which is essentially a defensive program, is open to interpretation.