Authorities on both sides of the Israel-Gaza border launched efforts to prevent infiltration attempts into Israeli territory, following three such incidents by armed terrorists this past week. The Hamas terror group deployed additional troops in a bid to prevent breaches of the border fence, understanding that these cross-border attacks risked provoking a harsh Israeli response. On the other side, Israel’s Defense Ministry was reportedly planning the construction of a six-meter- (20-foot) high defensive wall inside Israeli territory across from the northern Gaza border, meant to provide nearby communities with additional protection from terrorist infiltration.
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