Israel-Egypt border

Concern Rising Along Israel-Egypt Border

02/07/2011
JTA

BE’ER MILKA, Israel (JTA) -- Driving along the Israel-Egypt border near this southern Israeli town, rusted metal posts strung with barbed wire give way to sand dunes and an exposed, open border as wide open as the question of what will become of the countries' relations now that Egypt is in turmoil.

During a break between border patrols, which have been stepped up since the recent protests in Egypt began, a few Israeli soldiers climbing into a Hummer say they have been told to be on alert for possible trouble.

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