Work begins on Egypt-Israel border barrier

November 21, 2010 20:49

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.

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