B’chasdei Hashem, much has been accomplished in the IDF’s battle against Gaza-based terrorist tunnels leading into southern Israel. A number of such tunnels have recently been discovered and detonated.
One of the new weapons against the tunnel involves engineering and low-tech, the building of a wall, a wall that does not go up high, but down deep, dozens of meters underground, a wall that Israel hopes will prevent tunnels from connecting underground into and outside of Jewish communities in southern Israel, as was the case in the past.
However, with growing threats from Israel’s northern border, one step being take is in the northern border community of Rosh HaNikra – where a walls tens of meters high to prevent Hizbullah fighters from moving into and taking over Rosh HaNikra. The new concrete barrier, which begins in Rosh HaNikra will extend to Mt. Hermon (eastbound) and to the Mediterranean in the west.
The security establishment is evaluating the border communities and they will be graded by risk to determine the order in which the barrier is to be built. The UNIFIL (United National Interim Force in Lebanon) commanders have been apprised of the project, which takes place exclusively on Israeli land. Ynet quotes a UNIFIL commander acknowledging he has been apprised and that work has begun, and his troops are monitoring the situation carefully.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)