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Area on Gaza border declared closed military zone

The IDF declares an area north of the Gaza Strip a closed military zone.

Speculation is circulating on the significance of the move, which may indicate that ground forces are preparing for battle.

One Israeli news site, NRG, suggests that the move is connected to the downing of a Hamas UAV earlier in the day.

The IDF is continuing to build up ground forces on the Gaza border, but no decision has been made by the cabinet — as far as Israeli media outlets know — to enter Gaza with significant ground forces.

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