The Israeli army released the investigation results regarding a deadly gunfire incident near the border with Egypt that left three soldiers dead on 3 June.
The statement underlined that the main cause was the compromised security checkpoint in the fence, highlighting the inadequate implementation of security and surveillance principles in the border area.
It was found that specific priorities should be emphasized in dealing with military forces, including preparedness for countering acts of sabotage and addressing the common threat of smuggling operations in the area.
The investigation proposed shortening the 12-hour shifts for soldiers as it is too long and could harm their readiness.
As part of the approved immediate measures, it has been decided to seal the compromised security checkpoints in the fence and reduce the continuous mission duration for soldiers from 12 hours to a different minimum number of hours for tasks of this nature.
Moreover, a joint inquiry was conducted with the Egyptian army in line with the existing strategic security cooperation between the two countries. This included visits by some officials from the defense army to Cairo and a joint investigation into the incident that occurred on Israeli territory.
Earlier this month, an Egyptian police officer crossed into Israel and killed three Israeli soldiers. He was chasing drug smugglers and an exchange of fire.