IDF Captures 2 Infiltrators from Lebanon

22 July, 2021   |   2 weeks ago

Jerusalem, 22 July, 2021 (TPS) -- IDF forces captured two individuals who infiltrated Israel from Lebanon early Thursday morning.

The IDF stated that its troops spotted two suspects crossing the Blue Line from Lebanon into Israel and conducted searches in the area for several hours.

Communities in the area were ordered to stay indoors.

The two were arrested near the security fence. They were illegal work migrants from Africa.

The incident was not terrorism-related.

Israel in recent years has become a sought-after destination by work migrants from Africa, coming primarily through Egypt. Israel built a fence along the Egyptian border to block the flow of work migrants, bringing down the number of infiltrators annually from thousands to a mere few.

It appears that the African work migrants are seeking new ways to illegally enter the country, even by crossing the dangerous border with Lebanon.