Highway 10 in Israel-Egypt border is closed to civilian traffic for a year.

The Gantz ordered closure of the route after a comprehensive staff work and security considerations. The IDF is ready to protect the citizens of the State of Israel and to react strongly and firmly against any attempt to remove terrorist activity

תאריך: 01/10/2013, 21:32    
מחבר: מערכת אתר צה”ל

Present security considerations, and staff work, decided in days.
The last Chief of staff, General Benjamin (Benny) Gantz, one-year ban on the movement of civilians without prior coordination or a permit in October Road, in the area between the fence in Israel-Egypt border to the area 300 meters east to route 10.

The order of the OC Southern command

Remember, in August 2011, following terrorist attack in Israel-Egypt border and change the security reality in the region, October Road was closed to traffic by Southern Command Chief, Gen. Tal Russo. The IDF continued to perform in space activities for enhancing security reality including improving defense. As part of these operations has recently completed the construction of the barrier, the IDF in Israel-Egypt border area.

In parallel to the IDF, a comprehensive staff work to examine the need to continue closing the space, taking into account security considerations and security realities in the territory including bombings that have occurred in the area, against the desire to preserve the life of civil procedure in Israel and avoid damage to Gazans ‘ fabric of life.

Further to this, the staff decided to close the space fence system for a year. The IDF is ready to protect the citizens of the State of Israel and to react strongly and firmly against any attempt to remove terrorist activity.

Translated from Hebrew

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