IDF forces fired at two Palestinians who tried to infiltrate Israel from the northern Gaza Strip. One of them was injured. The incident is under investigation.

The Gaza border fence

The Gaza border fence Photo credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News

The IDF fired at two Palestinians from Gaza who crossed the fence into Israel Wednesday morning. A knife was later found on one of them.

One of the Palestinians was injured and taken to hospital while the other was taken in for questioning.

This incident comes amid high alert along the southern Israeli border over threats by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad to retaliate to the demolition of a terror tunnel by the IDF three weeks ago.