“The security barrier will include a massive concrete wall, protection measures and other technological means,” the Ministry said,
The project was approved by Israeli government in April amid a wave of deadly Palestinian attacks in Israeli cities, and a total of 360 million shekels (about $104 million) were allocated for the construction, Xinhua news agency reported.
The controversial fence barrier built about 20 years ago has been a key symbol of Israel’s control over the West Bank, with Israel arguing it is necessary to prevent Palestinian attacks and the Palestinians charging it as a feature of racial segregation and the Israeli apartheid regime.
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