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Ministers approve NIS 300 million to upgrade part of West Bank security barrier

Israeli soldiers stand guard at a breach in the security fence which have been used daily by thousands of Palestinian workers to illegally enter Israel for work, near the Meitar checkpoint, south of Hebron in the West Bank, on April 3, 2022. (Hazem Bader/ AFP)
Israeli soldiers stand guard at a breach in the security fence which have been used daily by thousands of Palestinian workers to illegally enter Israel for work, near the Meitar checkpoint, south of Hebron in the West Bank, on April 3, 2022. (Hazem Bader/ AFP)

The high-level security cabinet has approved additional funding for construction on the West Bank security barrier, the Prime Minister’s Office says.

According to a statement, the ministers voted unanimously to allocate NIS 300 million (some $93 million) to upgrade 40 kilometers of barriers along the so-called seam line.

“We will fight terror with all the tools available to us and we will win,” Prime Minister Naftali Bennett tweets.

The terrorist who recently killed five people in Bnei Brak entered Israel through a gap in the barrier, and security officials suspect the Palestinian assailant who shot dead three people in Tel Aviv did likewise.

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