After months of planning,
bulldozers will take to the sand dunes along Israel’s border with Egypt on
Monday to begin constructing a barrier which the government hopes will stem the
flow of illegal migrants into the country.
The Defense Ministry said that dozens
of bulldozers will begin work along the border on Monday under a plan that will
cost the country approximately NIS 1.35 billion. The border will be closed
in part by a physical barrier bolstered by electronic sensors. The work is
expected to take up to a year.