Armed Palestinian infiltrates Israel-Gaza border

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An armed Palestinian who was apprehended after infiltrating the Israel-Gaza border on Sunday. Credit: Courtesy of the Sdot Negev Regional Council.

An armed Palestinian who was apprehended after infiltrating the Israel-Gaza border on Sunday. Credit: Courtesy of the Sdot Negev Regional Council.

(JNS.org) Israeli security forces on Sunday arrested a Palestinian man armed with two knives who infiltrated the Israel-Gaza border, Israel Hayom reported. The man is believed to have been planning a terrorist attack.

The man was apprehended near Moshav Shokeda in the Sdot Negev Regional Council, about five miles from the border. The initial Israel Defense Forces investigation found that he had infiltrated the border above ground, near Kibbutz Alumim, and walked to a location used as a military-assembly area during Operation Protective Edge.

The IDF’s Gaza Division is investigating how the suspect was able to infiltrate the border and travel on foot, in broad daylight, across Highway 232—the western Negev’s main highway—without being detected by troops deployed in the area.

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