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IDF confirms reopening of some Gaza area roads as fears of PIJ reprisal shrink

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

Israeli soldiers block roads near the border with the Gaza Strip on August 2, 2022. (Flash90)
Israeli soldiers block roads near the border with the Gaza Strip on August 2, 2022. (Flash90)

The Israel Defense Forces issues an update on roads along the border with the Gaza Strip that were closed as a precautionary step against possible attacks from the coastal enclave.

Route 232 between Mefalsim and Sa’ad and access roads for farmers nearby are closed, but the road between Sa’ad and Kerem Shalom has been reopened for traffic.

Route 242 and 2410 are shuttered, as is Route 4 from Zikim Junction toward the Erez Crossing, and Route 34 between Yad Mordechai Junction and Nir Am Junction.

All towns along the border have alternative routes to exit, apart from Kerem Shalom and Kibbutz Nahal Oz, which are currently blockaded due to the restrictions.

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