Public Security Minister Yizhak Aharonovitch warned on Monday against army plans
to disband the southern Border Police units that currently patrol the border
with Egypt, saying they were key to intercepting drug smugglers and illegal
Aharonovitch said the move would increase crime "across the
country," adding that criminals and terrorists would have an easier time
"So long as the border with Egypt has not been sealed
and there are no physical obstacles on the ground, it would be a serious mistake
to disband the Border Police in the south," the minister added.