The construction of the security barrier between the Israeli border communities and Gaza will be completed within two years, The Jerusalem Post reported on Tuesday.
The heads of the regional councils bordering Gaza said that the barrier, which will prevent tunnel-digging into Israel, will cost upwards of 3 billion shekels.
The IDF says it will be much more than a simple wall; it will be fitted with technological and engineering components designed to identify and prevent threats above and below ground.
Local residents expressed impatience with the military’s schedule, however.
Eyal Brandeis, the spokesperson of Kibbutz Sufa, said: “We demand of the government to speed up the development of the border barrier and we even request that they reevaluate the decision to station soldiers to guard the communities until the project is complete.”