May 18, 2017 18:21

As Israel begins construction of an underground barrier to thwart attack tunnels from Gaza, the Islamic group will have to decide whether to react or lose a strategic option.

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A Palestinian fighter takes part in a tunnel attack simulation during a graduation ceremony in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, last November. (photo credit:REUTERS)

IN EARLY May, the Defense Ministry closed the tender to construct a concrete barrier to run the length of the Gaza border and prevent Hamas from tunneling into Israel. The new barrier will present the Islamic movement with a dilemma: to react or not to react.

Several major Israeli construction and engineering companies submitted bids for the tender, but lacking the know-how or heavy machinery needed for the ambitious project they teamed up with international companies from China, Australia, South Korea and France.


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