To cut smuggling tunnels into the Gaza Strip, Egypt is installing an impenetrable U.S.-made metal wall that will stretch aboutÂ 7 miles and extend nearly 60 feet deep, the BBC is reporting.
The wall was designed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is bomb proof and cannot be cut or melted, the BBC says, citing intelligence sources in Egypt. AboutÂ 2 miles have been installed so far along an existing perimeter fence; the entire wall will be finished inÂ 18 months.
I think the best part of this story is, of course, that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has volunteered.Â It’s not like they have anything else going on that they should be working on.
Additionally, here’s a movie about the tunnels that Palestinians have built.Â I’d love to have some discussion about whether this movie is biased or real, whether it presents the economic realities in Gaza, and all the other good questions.Â But most importantly, please tell me how much you love my fake travel poster.