Israel to complete Trump-style border fence against Isis within months

Israel's Isis fence to be completed within months

The fence along Israel's border was meant to keep out Islamic State militants (Stock photo)

Monday, April 3, 2017

A fence which will serve to keep Islamic State militants from entering Israel is set to be completed in months. 

Two years ago, the Israeli government approved the construction of the perimeter boundary along the border to Jordan, in order to prevent the infiltration of any operatives from the terror group.

A number of refugees fleeing the war in neighbouring Syria have moved into Jordan, which has raised concern among Israeli officials.

The 30-kilometre final section - which has already cost more 200 million shekels (more than £44 million) - will comprise a vast stretch of barbed wire, with a sign to warn of the approaching border. 

This section is set to be finished by the end of 2017.