With eye on terror attacks, IDF closes Negev's Route 10
The IDF Southern Command says that even after construction of the new border fence with Egypt, terrorists and smugglers can still enter Israel from the Sinai, and threats remain.
Citing security concerns, the Israel Defense Forces on Thursday announced the closure of Israel's Route 10 along the border with Egypt to civilian traffic. The order, which will stand for one year, was issued by Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz, and will shutter the road to all non-essential vehicles between Kibbutz Kerem Shalom and Sayarim Junction. The ban on civilian traffic also applies to a 300 meter...
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