Israel building underground barrier against Hamas

2016-09-08 22:23
Government has begun work on a massive underground barrier (AP).

Government has begun work on a massive underground barrier (AP).

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Jerusalem - Defence officials say Israel has begun work on an underground barrier along the border with Gaza meant to block Hamas militants from tunnelling into Israel.

The officials say the concrete barrier is set to run dozens of meters deep and will ultimately stretch along the entire border with Gaza. Israel is currently building an initial phase of the barrier over a small stretch of land measuring dozens of meters.

Work crews were busy along the Israel-Gaza border on Thursday using cranes and heavy machinery. Caravans are scattered around the site, while large metal pipes run along the ground.

The officials say the barrier's construction could take years. Hamas militants have used underground tunnels to attack Israelis.

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