Israeli authorities agreed to build anti-ISIS fence along the borders with Jordan in a bid to prevent jihadis from entering Israeli territories.
The 16-high feet barrier will extend from the southern port city of Eilat to Timna.
By closing its last open borders, Israel will be isolating itself completely from its neighbors; its borders with Egypt, Syrian and Lebanon are all fenced off.
The decision was further spurred by Israeli citizens who concerns over potential terror attacks have been recently increased following the latest jihadis’ push in Sinai Peninsula, as well as Tunisia’s beach massacre.
Last week, the Egyptian branch of Islamic State, Sinai Province, killed at least 50 Egyptian soldiers in bloody simultaneous assaults on army bases and checkpoints in Sheikh Zuweid district.
Days later, the same group claimed responsibility for firing two Grad rockets on Israel for supporting the Egyptian armed forces against jihadis’ attacks. No casualties or material damage were reported.
Security experts believe that the jihadi propaganda might very likely work well on the Bedouins living in the area, giving the dire conditions they are living in.
The barrier will be equipped with high-tech surveillance systems including thermal cameras, electronic detection and razor wires.
Upon signing Israel-Jordan Treaty of Peace, the Yarmouk River, the Dead Sea, the Wadi Araba and the Gulf of Aqaba were officially designated as the borders between Israel and Jordan.