IDF Captures Armed Arab on Gaza Border

13 August, 2019   |   1 month ago

IDF forces on Monday captured an armed Arab who illegally infiltrated Israel.

The IDF stated that the suspect was arrested in the vicinity of the fence and that he was armed with a knife and was carrying two bullets. He was transferred for questioning.

These infiltration attempts happen several times a week, usually by Gazan Arabs seeking work in Israel. However, the Israeli forces treat each such incident as a potential terrorist attack.

Tensions on the Gazan border have been high in recent days following several infiltration attempts by terrorists that resulted in the death of six terrorists in three incidents. Two IDF troops were injured in the first incident, but none in the other two.