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    Border fence in seen along the Israel-Egypt border | Photo: Reuters

Published 29 June 2015

The new fence on the Jordanian border will close Israel and Israeli-occupied territory completely.

The Israeli Security Cabinet approved Monday the construction of a new fence which will be built along the Israel-Jordan border that would fully enclose the Jewish State in a series of fences of barriers.

The fence, which would be 30 kilometers long, would include the installation of intelligence gathering systems.

According to Prime Minister Bejamin Netanyahu's office, the project had been previously discussed with the Jordanian monarchy.

“The construction of the fence in this area will take place on the Israeli side of the border, and it will not violate the sovereignty of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, its national interests, nor its honor,” read a statement released by the Prime Minister's office.

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Israeli officials have justified the project to stop African migration and alleging the possibility for Islamic Jihad militants to cross over through Jordan into Israel through that border.

Israel says militants could target its new international airport at Timna, which will eventually replace the Eilat airport. 
The fence on the Jordan-Israel border will be similar to those built on the Egypt-Israel border, and the Syria-Israel border in the Golan Heights.

Together with the Lebanon-Israel border, the country's territory and land in Palestine being occupied by Tel-Aviv would now be completely fenced, leaving only the coastline open.

Israel is already surrounded by fences and walls, blocking off two Palestinian enclaves, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. The walls surrounding the Gaza Strip allow it to maintain its blockade of the enclave. 

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