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IDF arrests Palestinian trying to infiltrate from Gaza

The suspect breached the security barrier from the northern part of the Hamas-ruled enclave.

Israeli soldiers on the border with the southern Gaza Strip, Feb. 23, 2020. Photo by Fadi Fahd/Flash90.
Israeli soldiers on the border with the southern Gaza Strip, Feb. 23, 2020. Photo by Fadi Fahd/Flash90.

A Palestinian was arrested while attempting to infiltrate Israel from the northern Gaza Strip early Thursday morning.

The infiltrator was spotted on surveillance cameras and troops were dispatched to intercept him.

Last month, the military arrested four unarmed Palestinians attempting to cross the border from the Hamas-ruled Strip.

Earlier Thursday, Palestinian terrorists in Gaza apparently test-fired a rocket towards the Mediterranean Sea that exploded mid-air.

Tensions along the Gaza border remain high.

In early April, Palestinian terrorists there fired 44 projectiles, including rockets and anti-aircraft missiles, towards southern Israel. The IDF responded by striking more than 10 Hamas targets.

The military also struck Hamas assets in southern Lebanon, after the Palestinian terrorist group fired 34 rockets from the Hezbollah-controlled country towards northern Israel on April 6.

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