The Israeli military is set to use cement to repair concrete buildings damaged by the recent wave of unrest in the Gaza Strip, the military said Monday.
The ministry of construction said the project is set for completion by the end of the year.
“We will use cement, cement stamps and cement blocks.
The process of cementing concrete buildings is being implemented by the army, and we will start construction of concrete blocks in the coming weeks,” the army said in a statement.
The army is not authorized to release the project information.
The statement came a day after Israel began construction of the Iron Dome missile defense system in the West Bank, an expensive project that has angered some Palestinian activists who say it will undermine security.
“The construction of Iron Dome in the area is an illegal project, since it is aimed at protecting Israel from Palestinian terror attacks,” Nabil Abu Rudeina, head of the Palestinian branch of the international NGO B’Tselem, told AFP.
The new Iron Dome system is being built by the Israeli military to intercept rockets and missiles fired at Israeli cities, and to intercept tunnels that Palestinians say are used by Hamas militants.
The system is expected to cost $3.8 billion.
The first test runs of the missile interceptors will begin later this year, with the first units to be deployed by the beginning of next year.