IDF forces caught a Palestinian terrorist who crossed into Israel from Gaza. He was found with a knife and screwdriver. This incident comes after the escalation along the Gaza border earlier today (Monday).
Escalation on Gaza border this evening as a terrorist was caught by the IDF Photo Credit: Kobi Richter/TPS/Channel 2 News
After a day of high tension and fire along the Gaza border, a Palestinian terrorist was arrested this evening (Monday) by IDF soldiers. The man crossed the border into Israel near the Habesor Stream area, carrying a knife and screwdriver on him.
At the time he was caught, the Israeli Air Force attacked three Hamas posts in both northern and southern Gaza. This is in addition to the successful IDF artillery attack aimed at Hamas outposts and bases in central Gaza. Earlier this evening, tanks responded to gunshots fired at IDF soldiers who were near the fence in the Kissufim area.
Smoke as IDF attacks Hamas post in Gaza Photo Credit: Channel 2 News
“Not long ago, the IDF attacked and destroyed a post belonging to the terrorist organization Hamas in southern Gaza,” read a statement released by the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit. “The IDF will continue to operate with determination at all times to maintain Israel’s security.”
At around 9:00 AM, a red alert rocket siren was sounded throughout the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council and heard by thousands of Israeli civilians. At around 2:00 PM, the IAF launched four airstrikes, hitting two Hamas bases, an observation post and a building used by the terrorist organization in northern Gaza.
Today’s incidents come after one of Hamas’ highest-ranking officials was killed in a work accident.