IDF shuts roads near Lebanon border in sign north may still be heating up

Smoke billows from in the Upper Galilee after an exchange of fire between Israel and Hezbollah near Moshav Margaliot on Israel's border with Lebanon on November 11, 2023. (jalaa marey / AFP)
Smoke billows from in the Upper Galilee after an exchange of fire between Israel and Hezbollah near Moshav Margaliot on Israel's border with Lebanon on November 11, 2023. (jalaa marey / AFP)

A road in the Galilee panhandle near the border with Lebanon has been shut to civilian traffic by the army, according to reports, in a sign that Israeli authorities expect hostilities to continue to ratchet up following a deadly rocket barrage on the area earlier in the day.

In a statement carried by Hebrew-language outlets, the Upper Galilee Regional Council says traffic has been prohibited by the army on roads leading from Tel Hai west to Margaliot, on a slope that sits just below the border. Traffic is also banned on a road along the ridge line leading north from Margaliot to Misgav Am, and south to Manara.

The IDF regularly closes roads in the north in reaction to situational assessments amid ongoing hostilities with the Hezbollah terror group on Lebanon.

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