The Gaza Post|The News of Palestine-Gaza
The underground wall that Israel is building to prevent Palestinian militants tunnelling under the border of the Gaza Strip will be completed within two years, Major General Eyal Zamir, head of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Southern Command, told reporters on 9 August.
“In the coming months, this project will be significantly accelerated. We will see an expansion of the scope of works,” he said.
Construction of the underground barrier began in 2014, after Hamas used cross-border tunnels to infiltrate attack teams into Israel during Operation ‘Protective Edge’. It initially focused on protecting the Israeli communities closest to the Gaza Strip.