The objective of the IDF Southern Command is to defend the southern borders of Israel. The Southern Command is responsible for all units located in the Arava, Negev and Eilat regions.
Crossings with the Gaza Strip:
The crossing points between the Gaza Strip and Israel were built with a considerable investment on the part of Israel, in order to ensure the regular flow of goods and people. Unfortunately, the crossings have been subject to frequent terrorist attacks, including the firing of Qassam rockets, mortar shells, as well as suicide bombings and shooting attacks.
Kerem Shalom Crossing