Israel Starts Building Concrete Wall Around Besieged Gaza

Israel has begun the construction of a giant concrete wall that will completely encircle the Gaza Strip, which is already grappling with a devastating siege imposed by the Tel Aviv regime.

According to a Wednesday report on the Ynet news website, the wall “will reach several stories underground, and will also be several stories above ground.”
It will stretch along the 96-kilometer (60 mile) border around the blockaded Palestinian enclave, and is estimated to cost about two billion Israeli shekels (USD 531 million).
Israelis claim that the project is meant to thwart alleged threats posed by the underground tunnels set up by the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas.
However, an unnamed high-ranking Hamas official said that the Israelis “will understand that they’re digging death traps for themselves.”
Israeli Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot said it was the “largest project” ever carried out in the history of the army.
The project has already received 600 million Israeli shekels in funding, but risks being defunded, as no money has been allocated to it for the 2017-2018 fiscal year.
The Gaza Strip has been under an Israeli siege since June 2007. The blockade has caused a decline in living standards as well as unprecedented levels of unemployment and unrelenting poverty.
Israel has also waged three wars on Gaza since 2008, including the 2014 offensive, which left more than 2,200 Palestinians dead and over 11,100 others injured.
The latest aggression against the Palestinian territory started in early July 2014 and ended after 50 days on August 26 that year, with a truce that took effect after indirect negotiations in the Egyptian capital, Cairo.
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Editors Note:

American’s, this is what your taxes provide. War crimes.

Ariyana Love is a researcher/writer with The Liberty Beacon Project. She is Directing Middle East Rising & Occupy Palestine TV news channels. Ariyana is a human rights defender and Goodwill Ambassador to Palestine. She is also Chairman of an international foundation promoting humanitarian projects in the occupied Palestinian territory.

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