Zikkim beach 3 km from Gaza border said set to reopen for first time since Oct. 7

Israeli police officers walk on Zikim Beach close to the Gaza border after it was closed to visitors, on April 24, 2021. (Flash90)
Israeli police officers walk on Zikim Beach close to the Gaza border after it was closed to visitors, on April 24, 2021. (Flash90)

The Zikim beach located just three kilometers from the Gaza border will reopen to the public on August 1 for the first time since Hamas’s October 7 onslaught, Channel 13 reports.

Some of the 3,000 Hamas-led terrorists who invaded Israel in that attack, infiltrated through the Zikim beach, slaughtering roughly 19 people.

In recent months, Israeli authorities have worked to revive the beach after it incurred significant damage during the attack. The renovations included the construction of a large bomb shelter.

Channel 13 says that 20 IDF soldiers will be stationed at the beach and an outpost will be built where they will sleep. The beach will initially only be opened during daylight hours, the network says.

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