Israel's 'Sea Wall' Complete Along Gaza For Total Air, Sea and Land Blockade | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Israel's 'Sea Wall' Complete Along Gaza For Total Air, Sea and Land Blockade

Israel is close to bringing its controversial 'Sea Wall' which runs along side the Gaza Strip to completion, Israeli media Channel 10 reports. The project has come under international condemnation and scrutiny since it began in May 2018, at which point Israeli officials announced the massive sea barrier separating Gazan and Israeli sections of water is necessary to prevent Hamas fighters from infiltrating Israel by sea as they did during the last war in 2014.

The barrier is 200 meters long extending from the shore and 50 meters wide, and is the latest in what Israel's defense ministry is calling a security barrier to complement other initiatives, including a bigger, ongoing project to construct "underground walls" to prevent Hamas tunneling. The sea barrier includes underwater boulders lining an interior concrete wall, which is further lined with seismic detectors and other high-tech classified security systems. Topping the wall is a smart fence with detectors rising to a height of six meters, or 20 feet, according to Israeli media reports.

The sea wall has been somewhat controversial among Israel's own domestic population, as its environment ministry lately warned the barrier could damage Israel's beaches by artificially altering sand deposits along the coast.

But most importantly it puts Israel a significant step closer to imposing a total air, sea and land blockade on the strip, which has been in effect since 2007.

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