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Exclusive – Israeli companies are seeking ways to get work in connection with the 600 mile long ‘Great Wall’ Saudi Arabia is building along its border with Iraq.
Israeli companies that have systems that can integrate into a border fence are already working to find a way to get chunks of work in the huge project. Sources told i-HLS.
Some Israeli security companies have affiliate companies abroad and these may try to get work. The Israel border security technologies are considered the best in the world.
Saudi Arabia is building a 600-mile-long wall along its border with Iraq in an effort to keep out militants of the Islamic State group, who have stated that one of their key goals is to capture the two holy Muslim cities of Mecca and Medina, both of which lie in the Saudi territory.
According to the International Business Times, the massive wall, from the northern town of Turaif close to the border with Jordan, to the eastern city of Hafal al-Batin, where Saudi Arabia and Kuwait meet, includes five layers of fencing with 40 watchtowers, sand embankments, radar and cameras, the United Press International (UPI) reported, adding that Riyadh has deployed 30,000 troops in the area.
The “Great Wall” of Saudi Arabia, as it is being dubbed by some media reports, was proposed during the 2006 Iraqi civil war, but work began only in September. The wall is expected to separate the Saudi desert territory from that of Iraq, which is struggling with the ongoing turmoil triggered by ISIS.
ISIS considers Saudi Arabia’s links to the West as a treachery of Islam. The group has reportedly called for lone-wolf attacks against Saudi security forces, as well as Shia Muslims and foreigners. Saudi Arabia is currently backing U.S.-led strikes on ISIS over Syria and Iraq.