"Israel will transfer dozens of Israel Defense Forces soldiers and civilian employees stationed at the Erez crossing's Coordination and Liaison Administration to a base removed from the range of rockets and mortars being launched from the Gaza Strip, it was announced Sunday.
Defense officials opted for the move following Thursday's attempted bomb attack in which a truck carrying significant amounts of explosives blew up on the Palestinian side of the Erez crossing.
Last year, a public outcry ensued after a Qassam rocket struck the Zikim inductee base, prompting parents to demand that the army move the soldiers to a base outside of rocket and mortar range. IDF officers were strenuous in resisting the calls, insisting that "wherever there are civilians present, soldiers will not be evacuated." ....."