File photo shows Israeli forces patrolling next to the fence on the Syrian border in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.
The Israeli regime is scrambling to finish the construction of a 45-mile fence along the Syrian border in the occupied Golan Heights, a report says.
According to a Friday report by the Washington Post
, the new “smart fence” is equipped with concertina and razor wire, touch sensors, motion detectors, infrared cameras and ground radar.
The Tel Aviv regime claims to be bolstering an already broken-down fence built in the area for the fear that the foreign-backed turmoil in Syria might spill over into the occupied Palestinian territories, the report said.
On Thursday, anti-Syria militants briefly took over the Quneitra crossing between Syria and the Golan Heights. However, the Syrian army later moved in and recaptured the area.
According to the Post
, some Israelis, however, believe that the regime’s barricading itself has increased a ‘sense of isolation.’
While the Israeli fence network is almost complete, the Israeli military is also drawing up plans for a final stretch along the Jordanian barrier. Watch towers, patrol roads, intelligence centers and military brigades would also be built along the fence line, the report said.
In January, a spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the regime had completed the construction of the main part of a 230-kilometer-long fence along the Egyptian border.
From the north, the Tel Aviv regime has also built a similar fence along the Lebanese border.