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The IDF has declared some areas of the Golan heights a closed military zone

The IDF has declared certain areas in the Golan heights a closed military zone in connection with the become frequent cases of attacks on Israeli territory.

According to information published by the press service of the IDF, the order for a closed military zone for areas of Quneitra and Pichat Emek Bach. Access to these areas is only permitted agricultural workers for short periods of time.

Traffic on highway 98 in the vicinity of the border continues.

About 8 a.m. on Monday, June 26, in a number of settlements on the Golan heights fired siren warning of a rocket or mortar attack.

Military first confirmed the fall of several mortar shells on Israeli territory, West of the Syrian Quneitra. But later it was announced that the place of falling shells was not detected.

Later, the military announced that as a result of machine-gun fire from Syrian territory the damage was caused post the peacekeeping contingent of the UN force monitoring the disengagement on the Golan heights (UNDOF). After the fire there was a fire in a minefield.

On the eve the media reported about the growing number of tourists visiting the Golan heights in recent days.

The IDF has declared some areas of the Golan heights a closed military zone 27.06.2017

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