Armed Gazan Terrorist Shot after Crossing Border

31 May, 2021   |   3 weeks ago

Jerusalem, 31 May, 2021 (TPS) -- An armed terrorist who infiltrated Israel from the Gaza Strip on Sunday night was shot and wounded by Israeli security forces.

The IDF stated that the suspect was identified near the community of Sde Avraham in the Gaza area.

Civilian security officers arrived on the scene and located the suspect. One of them who arrived first questioned the suspect who pulled out a knife and stabbed the security officer. Another officer fired at the terrorist’s lower body and neutralized him.

The injured security officer sustained light injuries to his legs.

IDF forces scanned the area for further infiltrators.

The circumstances of the incident are being investigated by the IDF, police, and Shin Bet security service.

The terrorist is reportedly Imad al-Sufi, a member of the Hamas terror organization.