Area locked down after possible infiltration in north

IDF searches northern town of Neve Ativ in the Golan Heights for fear of hostile element from Syria

Adiv Sterman is a breaking news editor at The Times of Israel.

Israeli forces were dispatched to search for a possible intruder from Syria after footprints were found near the border on Sunday afternoon.

The army declared the area near the small Golan Heights town of Neve Ativ a “closed military zone,” after the IDF reported a suspected breach in security, as hostile forces had possibly infiltrated the northern border.

Several roadblocks were placed on a number of main roads in the area as well.

There is no border fence in that area, Channel 1 news reported.

According to a report by Channel 10 News, the IDF was dispatched to the area as a precautionary measure, since no further evidence of an infiltration was present.

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Residents of Neve Ativ were instructed to remain in their homes and lock their doors until the IDF search was completed. The residents were also told to turn off their lights and to await further instructions by security forces, Maariv reported.

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