IDF: Israel-Egypt border road closed to civilians
According to a statement published by the IDF's Spokesperson Office, IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz has decided to close the area of Road 10, which travels parallel to the border fence with Egypt, and 300 meters west of the road, to all civilian vehicles who have not coordinated their plans with the IDF in advance.


In August 2011, the road was closed by order of GOC Southern Command Major-General Tal Russo in the wake of a cross border attack. Thursday's decision extends the prohibition to an additional year. (Yoav Zitun)