The situation in Israel regarding Sinai changed radically on Wednesday 14 Tammuz following the major ISIS assault against Egyptian forces. In addition, ISIS has released a clear message that it plans to oust Hamas from Gaza and take over to impose Muslim rule. Such a reality is cause for concern for Israeli political and military officials, who continue monitoring events carefully. While Hamas is far from an ally, ISIS would be significantly worse.Story here.
On Wednesday Defense Ministry officials announced the Kerem Shalom and Nitzana Crossings were closed in response to the Sinai attacks and farmers in border communities were banned from working their fields.
ISIS captures a Jewish citizen, or even a soldier.
The Jericho Directive may or may not exist. Lets hope it does. Better to die by an artillery barrage than be subjected to what ISIS will do to a captured servicemember.