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  5/30/2013, Sivan 21, 5773

Report: Golan Barrier a Month Away from Halfway Mark


The first 60 kilometers of the 120-kilometer-long "Hourglass" barrier in the Golan will be finished by the end of June, according to the latest issue of the Bemachane (in the camp) military magazine. The five-meter/16.4-foot-tall metal barrier will run from Israel's border with Jordan and Syria in the south to Kuneitra and Mount Hermon in the north. It is topped with weaponry and electronics

An aide the engineering-officer said construction has been held up every time that fire from Syria's civil war encroaches into the area. He added that the barrier has proven itself as a deterrent for infiltation, smuggling and attempts to hurt the wall.