State to build fortified rooms for 3,200 houses in Gaza periphery

The state informed the High Court of Justice on Monday that the government will start building security rooms for 3,200 homes in a range of 4.5 kilometers from the Gaza Strip border pending cabinet approval. The state's brief came in response to a petition by Sderot residents demanding that the state build security rooms for 800 housing units in the city that have tiled, instead of concrete, roofs. According to the plan, which was approved on Sunday by a special ministerial committee, 2,100 security rooms will be build in Sderot and 1,100 in the surrounding rural communities including Nir Am, Kissufim, Miflasim, Carmiya, Gavyam, Erez, Zikim, Netiv Ha'asarah, Ivim and Nahal Oz. The state told the court that the plan will be brought before the cabinet for approval no later than March 2.