Police patrolling the Ashkelon Beach region arrested a Palestinian Authority Arab with a perfectly forged Israeli ID card (Teudat Zehut), according to the Ashkelon Beach Regional spokesperson, Diti Horvitz-Arad.
On Sunday, police were on regular patrol, looking for Palestinian Authority Arabs who had infiltrated without proper permits.
Two weeks ago, off-duty soldier Tomer Hazan was killed by a Palestinian Authority Arab who did not have proper entry or work permits. His employer in Bat Yam claimed the killer had proper documentation.
Police came across 3 Arab workers in the village of Nitzan who they proceeded to question.
Two of them pulled out their Palestinian Authority IDs, but without entry or work permits. The third accidentally pulled out two IDs, which he then tried to hide.
Police were surprised to discover that the third man had two IDs, and a further check led them to discover that the Israeli ID was a perfect forgery.
If he hadn’t pulled out both IDs at the same time, police would have thought he was a proper Israeli citizen, based on a visual scan of his ID card.
All three Arabs were arrested.