(June 4, 2018 / Israel Hayom) Israeli security forces on Monday shot and killed a terrorist trying to breach the Gaza border.
The Israel Defense Forces reported that two Palestinians were attempting to cross the security fence when troops patrolling the area spotted them and opened fire. One of the terrorists fled back into Gaza. The Palestinian who was killed was found to be carrying an ax.
On Sunday, several Palestinians managed to breach the border fence. They vandalized equipment belonging to a civilian contractor working near the fence before fleeing back into Gaza, according to the IDF. The damage they caused was minimal.
There was no immediate comment from Palestinian officials on the incident, which comes at a time of renewed violence along the Israel-Gaza frontier.
The series of border breaches comes ahead of “Naksa Day” on Tuesday, when the Palestinians mourn the Arab defeat in the 1967 Six-Day War. Hamas has called for mass protests on the border and urged Gazans to rush the security fence.
The military is on high alert and has increased its deployment along the border in preparation for Tuesday.