Roads around Gaza to remain closed for 3rd day amid fears of Islamic Jihad attack

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

Following a new assessment held by the Israel Defense Forces, road closures along the border with the Gaza Strip will remain tomorrow as well, for the third day in a row, according to local authorities.

The closures came amid fears of an imminent attack by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group, after the IDF arrested its West Bank leader on Monday night.

Most towns along the border have alternative routes to exit, apart from Kerem Shalom and Kibbutz Nahal Oz which are entirely blockaded. Some people, due to emergencies, have been allowed in and out by the army at specific time intervals.

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