Unarmed Palestinian from Gaza crosses into Israel
A day after three terrorists armed with knives and grenades were apprehended, about 20 kilometers from the Gaza border, another Palestinian manages to infiltrate Israeli territory from the strip; meanwhile, Israel Police thwarts infiltration of 34 illegal aliens from the West Bank.
An unarmed Palestinian was captured Wednesday afternoon at the Zikim Beach in southern Israel after infiltrating Israeli territory from the Gaza Strip. The circumstances of the incident are being investigated.
A number of Palestinians entered Israel in recent days on several different occasions. The most serious incident took place on Tuesday, when three terrorists armed with knives and grenades were apprehended near the Tze'elim army base, about 20 kilometers from the Gaza border.
The IDF Spokesperson's Unit said in a statement Wednesday, "An IDF force arrested a suspect who had crossed the border fence into Israel from the northern Gaza Strip. The suspect was apprehended near the crossing point and was taken in for questioning by the security forces. He was unarmed."
Meanwhile on Wednesday, the Israel Police thwarted an infiltration of illegal aliens from the Samaria area in the West Bank.
Security forces caught 34 West Bank residents who were in Israel illegally. They have all been taken in for questioning.
The police and the IDF caught the group after being alerted to a possible breach of the security fence in the Gilboa area.
"Police forces, Border Police soldiers and IDF soldiers were dispatched to the Gilboa area after receiving an alert on an infiltration from the security fence in the area," a statement read.
"After combing the area by foot, with police cars and with a police helicopter, the forces tracked down 34 illegal residents from Judea and Samaria who had crossed the border and infiltrated Israeli territory. All the men who infiltrated Israel through the fence have been detained and are on their way for questioning at the Afula Police station."