Israel is planning to build a 30-km-long and 5-metre-high fence along the Jordan border to seal off the country from any possible attacks from the Islamic State (Isis).
The border fortification will span from southern port city of Eilat to Timna, where an airport is being constructed.
A report in Time noted that the the new fence, which on completion will be five-metre-high, is aimed at preventing Isis terrorists from entering the country. Recently, there has also been an increased pressure from the Israelis, who wanted a fence along the border for the safety of the airport.
With the fortification along the Jordanian border, Israel will finally seal off its only open border. Israel already has fenced off its international borders with Egypt, Syria and Lebanon.
The Jerusalem Post reported that the proposed plan, which has been in the pipeline for over three years, was finally given the go-ahead by the Israel security council on Sunday, 5 June.
Oded Eran, a former Israeli Ambassador to Jordan, told NBC News that the proposed fencing will curb any attempted infiltration by Isis, which might be able to convince local Bedouins to help them get into Israel to carry out a terror attack.