Israel builds massive fence on Gaza border

(VOVWORLD) - Israel says it has started reinforcing its border fence with the Gaza Strip, erecting a galvanized steel barrier 6 meter high that will run the length of territory. 
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Israel’s Defense Ministry issued a statement Sunday saying it had commenced construction of an above-ground barrier that complements a subterranean wall aimed at thwarting Hamas attack tunnels beneath the border. The fence’s construction comes after months of mass protests by Palestinians in Gaza along the border. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the new barrier will prevent terrorists from Gaza from penetrating into their territory on the ground.