Civilians who are not local residents cannot travel in the area because of the intensive battles between Assad forces & rebels on the Syrian side of the border.
The IDF and Israel Police declared a section of the north east of the Golan Heights a closed military zone on Tuesday.
The decision means civilians who are not local residents, such as tourists, cannot travel in the area.
It comes after intensive battles raged between Assad regime forces and rebels on the Syrian part of the border in recent days.
The closure is designed to prevent civilian gatherings in areas near the border fence, which could disrupt ongoing IDF security activities.
It is not directly related to the Syrian fighting, IDF sources said.
The IDF said in a statement that it is “following the fighting in Syria from up close, as well as developments on the border of the Golan Heights, and acting to safeguard security in the area.”
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