Construction along Lebanon border to improve security

In coordination with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, the new renovated barrier is expected to significantly improve security of northern Israeli residents

Date: 30/04/2012, 5:31 PM     Author: IDF (Zahal) Website

The IDF (Zahal) began renovation of the barrier along the Israel-Lebanon border today, Monday (April 30). Located between the city of Metula and the Kila village in Lebanon, the barrier will reach up to seven meters in height in some areas.

Replacing the simple fence currently protecting the area, the new barrier will defend against gunfire from the village. All construction is approved and coordinated with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).

Construction will take up to one month and will cost approximately 13 million NIS. Brigade Commander, Col. Amit Fisher said that “the barrier will look like a tall wall of five to seven meters. We estimate that the renovation will take approximately one month and significantly increase defense of northern Israeli residents.”

Along the barrier different sensors and warning devices will be installed.