DEBKAfile December 26, 2012, 8:34 PM (GMT+02:00)
The ceremony took place at the Mt. Yehoram site north of Eilat. It was attended by the OC Southern Command, Maj. Gen. Tal Rousso, the commander of the Edom division, Brig. Gen. Nadav Padan, and Eilat Mayor Meir Yitzhak Halevi. The new 260-km fence running down the Israel-Egyptian Sinai frontier is almost finished, said Gen. Roussi, excepting only for the section past Eilat, a Red Sea resort town situated at Israel’s southernmost point. The general warned that events in the Arab world and the presence of terrorists in the Gaza Strip confront the IDF with new operational challenges.