A Gaza citizen infiltrated through Israel’s southern border Tuesday night, near Jewish communities in the Gaza Belt area.
He was spotted by Israeli military forces heading towards a location in the Eshkol Regional Council district.
The forces took him into custody and transferred the suspect to security personnel for questioning. His identity is not known, and his motives for leaving the Hamas-ruled region and entering Israel were not clear.
Less than two weeks ago an Arab man crossed into Israel through the border with Jordan and threw a rock at an Israeli woman driving along Route 90, south of Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee), causing the car to crash into a rail on the side of the road.
The Jordanian then tried to force the driver out of the car but failed when the woman fought back. He ultimately gave up and tried the same strategy with another vehicle that stopped to help, but failed again and then fled the scene. A third car arrived and called police.
A guard at Kibbutz Degania Bet later saw the man wandering around, but when he ignored a directive to stop, the guard shot and disabled him. He was later arrested by Israel Police. IDF officials subsequently identified the Jordanian as a “mentally ill individual.”Hana Levi Julian