In light of situation assessments and security considerations, and following the targeting of the terror squad involved in the planning of a combined terror attack on the Israel-Egypt border, Route 12 has been closed for traffic.
As mentioned in the past, following preliminary work which concluded a significant improvement in the security along the road, reinforcement of forces and observation abilities, Route 12 was reopened for traffic during February. This, after a multi-pronged terror attack in August which forced its closure.
The road is being closed temporarily, in light of situation assessments meant to keep the citizens of Israel safe.
18.8.2011: Terrorists targeted a civilian bus on route 12 on its way to Eilat, a popular tourist destination, killing 7 and injuring 40 others.
The IDF (Zahal) is ready to defend the citizens of Israel and will retaliate with strength and determination to any terror attack or attempt to execute a terror attack.
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