Hamas, Rafah crossing - AP - June 2011
Hamas officials at the Rafiah crossing between Gaza and Sinai in June. Hamas exploits the chaos in Egypt and makes optimal use of the 'beautiful people' who organize flotillas. Photo by AP
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Senior IDF Commander Tal Russo signed an order Monday, declaring the area which includes the Ketziot prison in southern Israel, as well as all border crossings into the Gaza Strip a "closed military zone" in the lead up to Tuesday's prisoner swap.

Also closed will be the route through which Gilad Shalit will be brought back to Israel.

Shalit's transfer will be photographed solely by the IDF Spokesperson unit and the Government Press Office.

The edited photographs will be released to the press immediately after Shalit is reunited with his family in the Tel Nof military base in central Israel.