Israeli army closes three roads around Gaza Strip

JERUSALEM Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:13pm EST

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JERUSALEM Nov 16 (Reuters) - The Israeli army said on Friday it was closing to civilian traffic three roads that lead to, or border the Gaza Strip, in an indication of a probable military build-up in the area.

Shortly before, political sources said Defence Minister Ehud Barak was seeking government approval to mobilise up to 75,000 reserve troops for Israel's Gaza campaign, in a sign of preparations for a possible ground offensive.