IDF boosts defenses along Sinai border


Fearing Islamic State spillover, Israel has beefed up security along its border with Egypt after a wave of unprecedented terror attacks by the militant group in Sinai Peninsula killed at least 70 people, mostly soldiers.

Following a series of situation assessment meetings at the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) Southern Command, the Israeli Defence Ministry yesterday decided to close the Nitzana and Kerem Shalom crossings on the southern border, but re-opened Kerem Shalom this morning.  Click here to read the story.

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