Israeli Communities Near Gaza Protest Removal of Army Guards

Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon tells residents protection isn't two soldiers at a gate but deterrence and intelligence.

Dozens of Negev demonstrators demanded Wednesday that Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon reverse his decision to take down the Israel Defense Force guard at communities along the Israel-Gaza border, which is slated for today. Protesters at Moshav Netiv Ha’asara, one of the border communities, warned that the move will cost lives and charged that the state had abandoned them.