Israel Building New Fence Along Syria Border


israel-fenceIsrael is building a new and better fence along its border with Syria to prepare for likely instability after the expected fall of President Bashar al-Assad, IDF Major Arye Shalicar said. The new obstacle aims to strengthen an existing barrier along the 90-km. armistice line in the Golan Heights, and will include cameras and trenches.

Construction on the new fence began about a year ago after hundreds of Syrians and Palestinians stormed the border during protests in May and June 2011. The work is now being expedited with the goal of completing it within months. “The reality in Syria is no longer what it was five or 10 years ago,” said the IDF spokesman, describing the project as a “preemptive measure.”

{ Israel News Bureau}