Israel to build wall around Gaza Strip

(VOVworld) - Israel plans to build a massive concrete wall along its border with the blockaded Gaza Strip. The Israeli Defense Ministry recently accepted bids from 20 Israeli construction firms for the planned multi-layered wall, which will extend both above and below ground.

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Construction is expected to begin in October with the participation of four Israeli companies. The first phase of the wall will stretch 10 kilometers, which will be gradually extended to a total of 60 kilometers, entirely surrounding the coastal enclave. The barrier aims to prevent tunnels originating from Gaza from entering Israeli territory.