(Worthy News) – The IDF continues its efforts to strengthen the Judea and Samaria security barrier as part of the IDF’s recent counterterrorism activities. The construction of the barrier which began in April constitutes a significant step in Operation “Break the Wave” and the ongoing efforts to thwart and prevent terrorism as well as strengthen the Judea and Samaria security barrier. This operation led to significant progress in the construction of the security barrier in the Judean Desert, and also led to a significant decrease in the number of illegal infiltrations into Israeli territory.
As part of the engineering efforts in the Judea Brigade under the guidance of the Chief Combat Engineering Officer, BG Ido Mizrahi, and the Commander of the Central Command’s Combat Engineering Corps, LTC Ido Journo, the Central Command’s Engineering Corps, the Combat Engineering Corps’ Heavy Machinery battalions and companies, as well as the General Staff Heavy Machinery Unit have been operating using more than 60 dedicated tools. As of now, five kilometers of the new barrier have been excavated. Seven and a half kilometers have also been cleared in coordination with the Israel Nature and Parks Authority and the Israel Antiquities Authority. [ Source: Arutz Sheva (Read More…) ]