IDF forces apprehend a man who attempted to infiltrate Israel from the Gaza Strip on Monday night.
The IDF stated that the suspect attempted to cross the border in the northern Strip.
The suspect was captured and was unarmed. He was later taken for questioning by the security forces.
The IDF contends with several infiltration attempts on the border with Gaza on a weekly basis. Most incidents involve Gazans illegally seeking work in Israel. However, the IDF treats every incident as a potential terrorist attack.
The Israeli Air Force (IAF) targeted on Sunday night two central military targets of the Syrian regime forces on the outskirts of the city of Al-Baath in the Quneitra area, near Israel’s border with Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported.
The attack caused material damage. No information has been received so far on casualties.
Reports indicate that the targeted military installations are also used by the Iranian-supported Shiite militias.
Iran has been working to build a military presence adjacent to Israel’s Golan Heights, establishing a military front in addition to the threat posed by Hezbollah from Lebanon.
The IDF has repeatedly conducted strikes to thwart this military threat.
The IDF, as in most previous incidents, has remained silent on the reports.
In general, Iran’s military build-up in Syria remains a red line for Israel. The Israeli Air Force has carried out thousands of attacks to thwart the Iranian entrenchment in the war-torn country.
Israeli leaders have repeatedly declared that they will not tolerate an Iranian threat on Israel’s northern border with Syria and will take all necessary measures to ensure that such a menace does not emerge.
IDF forces operating on Israel’s border with Lebanon were successful on Friday night in thwarting an attempt to smuggle guns and drugs into the country.
The IDF stated that its forces identified suspects in the Metula and alerted forces to the scene. The forces seized two handguns and 21 packages that contained about 9 kg of drugs, with an estimated value of about NIS 350,000
The IDF, together with the Israel Police, is investigating those behind the smuggling.
“The possibility that the attempt was made with the help of the Hezbollah terrorist organization is being examined,” the IDF noted.
Hezbollah operatives have previously been exposed as tied to the drug smuggling trade into Israel.
An IDF officer was lightly injured on Thursday as a result of a shrapnel wound incurred during routine training in the south of the country.
The IDF stated that the wounded soldier is fully conscious and is being treated at a hospital.
The incident is being investigated.
The IDF provided no further details on the incident.
The AY4.2 Coronavirus (COVID-19) variant was detected in Israel, the Ministry of Health announced Tuesday.
The person infected with the virus is an 11-year-old returning from abroad, who was identified as infected at Ben Gurion Airport, and was already in quarantine.
Now no further verified contacts or cases were discovered.
The new delta variant AY.4 has a S:Y145H mutation in the spike. It currently accounts for about 80% of sequenced of cases in the United Kingdom.
In the US, the AY variants are listed by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as variants of concern.
Israel is currently emerging from its fourth COVID-19 wave, with its eye on a possible fifth wave in the winter.