The Israeli Defence Ministry has announced it is continuing to build a security fence to protect Israeli civilian planes along its border with Jordan. This fence is considered one of the major projects carried out by the Israeli defence institution in the past years.
Israel’s Channel 20 reported that the fence will act as a shield protecting passenger planes from anti-tank missiles during take off and landing at a new international airport being constructed in the Timna Valley.
The Israeli army predicts that the air force will need additional airports to deploy air fleets in case other airports are disabled by missiles.
Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman took a tour around the airport and made a statement saying that the Israeli army has created an impressive security fence, unlike any other in the world, to protect passenger planes.
The fence is 30 kilometres, extends as far as the runway, and is overlooked by surveillance towers.