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The IDF campaign to prevent smuggling and terrorism along Israel’s longest border

The Israel Defense Forces has invested “very high levels of resources” in preventing terrorist attacks in the Jordan border region, an infantry officer has told JNS, adding that a special level of readiness was put into place on Thursday for a safe return to school by the area’s schoolchildren.

Capt. Eyar Hayoun, a company commander in the coed IDF Bardelas Battalion, told JNS about his unit’s nonstop action to secure the Arava Region, which stretches from the Dead Sea to Eilat, against both security threats and a rising tide of attempts to smuggle illegal weapons and narcotics into Israel.