Israel to Create "Special Security Zone" on Gaza Border

[Ha'aretz ] Amos Harel - Israel has informed Hamas it will fire "warning shots" at Palestinians who enter an area west of the Gaza Strip border fence, extending for several hundred meters. Israel is concerned that Palestinian terror groups will use the truce to plant explosives next to the security fence, as they have done in the past, to detonate against IDF forces if fighting resumes. Israel also fears that Hamas might build a line of fortifications along the fence as a basis for further attacks, as Hizbullah did in Lebanon.

2008-07-01 01:00:00

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