Israelis can now take a Hanukkah hike – under friendly fire

Israelis are advised not to cross fences or attempt to walk across fields containing landmines

Israelis hiking in the North (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)
Israelis hiking in the North
(photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)
The IDF will open some of the grounds it uses for training to hikers during the upcoming holiday of Hanukkah, the IDF Spokesperson's Unit said in a Friday press release. However, it advises that the army will still be using those areas for military practice, including firing bullets. Hikers should therefore be careful, and arrange their visits ahead of time so as not to accidentally walk into a virtual war zone.
Israelis are also advised not to cross fences or attempt to walk across fields containing landmines.
They should also avoid walking into the West Bank zone controlled by the Palestinian Authority. Israelis who wish to visit landmarks in that part of the country must contact civic information centers at phone number *1208.
The IDF will also open sections of Highway 10, which goes along the Egyptian-Israeli border.