Oct. 7, 2015
IDF Increasing Security for Israeli Communities near Gaza – Yaakov Lappin (Jerusalem Post)
The Israel Defense Ministry announced on Tuesday the completion of sensor-based electronic security fences surrounding 12 Israeli communities near the border with Gaza.
“The smart fence will form a physical obstacle if there is an attempted infiltration into a community. It will send a warning to a regional council control room and to the IDF every time the fence detects contact,” the ministry said.
Yitzhak Levi at the Defense Ministry said the fences form “one component in a basket of solutions that the defense establishment has formulated to strengthen the communities.”
The IDF has deployed a new hi-tech underground tunnel detection system in the south, while the army’s Combat Intelligence Collection units look not only at enemy activities in Gaza, but also back into Israel, to ensure that they can detect and respond to cross-border infiltrations quickly. They rely on high-rise radar masts and electro-optical sensors.
Mobile field intelligence units also quietly move around the region, scanning for infiltrators.
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