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Israeli army says troops shoot infiltrator from Gaza Strip

The military says the suspect carried a knife and infiltrated the fenced border near Moshav Sde Avraham, a few kilometers (miles) from the coastal territory.

Published: 31st May 2021 01:48 PM  |   Last Updated: 31st May 2021 01:48 PM   |  A+A-

An Israeli artillery unit fires toward targets in Gaza Strip, at the Israeli Gaza border

An Israeli artillery unit fires toward targets in Gaza Strip, at the Israeli Gaza border. (File Photo | AP)

By Associated Press

TEL AVIV:  Israeli troops shot a Palestinian man who sneaked into the country from the Gaza Strip with a knife, the military said Monday.

The military did not provide details on his condition.

The incident, which took place on Sunday, comes just over a week after a cease-fire between Israel and Gaza's militant Hamas rulers went into effect and as Egypt is trying to strengthen a longer truce between the two.

The military says the suspect carried a knife and infiltrated the fenced border near Moshav Sde Avraham, a few kilometers (miles) from the coastal territory.

A security guard told Israeli media on Monday that the suspect stabbed him.

The army said the suspect had been moved to a nearby hospital but his condition was not immediately known.

Israeli authorities were trying Monday to figure out how the suspect snuck across the fenced border.

Earlier this month, a punishing 11-day war between Israel and Hamas killed more than 250 people, most of them Palestinians.

 



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