Egypt has started building a concrete wall along its border with Gaza, a security official said Thursday, even as it speaks to Hamas about improving the dire situation in the increasingly isolated enclave.No word yet on whether it is considered an "apartheid wall" when a nation besides Israel builds it.
"Egypt has started work on a three-metre (ten foot)-high wall along the border with Gaza," the official said, adding that a three-kilometre (two mile) section of the wall had already been built.
"It is a preventative measure. There is no threat of another border breach at the moment," the official said.
But it does indicate how secure Egypt feels with peaceful Palestinian Arabs right next door.