IDF bars farming work near Gaza border following fresh assessment

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

Foreign workers work in agriculture near the Israeli border with the Gaza Strip, southern Israel, during the ongoing war in Gaza, December 25, 2023. (Moshe Shai/Flash90)
File: Foreign workers work in agriculture near the Israeli border with the Gaza Strip, southern Israel, during the ongoing war in Gaza, December 25, 2023. (Moshe Shai/Flash90)

Following a new assessment, the IDF says farmers will not be allowed to do agricultural work near the border with the Gaza Strip.

Activities in fields outside of communities within four kilometers of the border will require special approval by the regional brigade, the military says.

It adds that there are otherwise no changes to instructions for civilians at this time, and roads that are open remain open.

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