Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, instructed the defense establishment to weigh the possibility of constructing a fortified border fence along the border with Egypt.Talking to the Israeli Radio, Brigadier Gen. Eran Ofir, who heads the military border management project, including the construction project of an advanced security fence along the border with Egypt, said that Netanyahu instructed his department to weigh the possibility of constructing a similar fence with Jordan.
Ofir added that the fence Israel is building along the border with Egypt, and around the Eilat coastal city, will be completed in early 2013.
Israel completed the construction of 181 kilometers (112 miles) of the total planned fence that extends to 227 kilometers (141 miles) along the border with Egypt. The planned fence in Eilat would extend to 8.08 kilometers.
Talking to the press during a recent tour at the border with Egypt, Netanyahu said that the fence is meant to stop infiltration attempts into Israel.
Netanyahu also referred to what he called ‚Äúother threats‚ÄĚ Israel is facing, including ‚Äúcyber-attacks‚ÄĚ, ‚Äúnuclear weapons‚ÄĚ (referring to Iran), and homemade shells fired by resistance groups in Gaza.