Gaza Man Infiltrates Israel, Evades Capture For Nearly A Day

SDEROT, ISRAEL - JULY 18: Israeli tanks sit positioned next to a gap in the wall seperating Gaza and Israel on the morning July 18, 2014 near Sderot, Israel. Late last night the Israel operation "Decisive Edge" sent troops into Gaza, officially turning the offensive into a ground operation. (Photo …
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The Times of Israel reports: A Palestinian man who sneaked into Israel from the Gaza Strip evaded capture for nearly 24 hours before he was picked up by security forces on Wednesday morning, the army said.

On Tuesday afternoon, soldiers monitoring the closed-circuit cameras along the southern border with Gaza noticed the man cross into Israeli territory in the Eshkol region, an army spokesperson said.

“Forces located the unarmed suspect earlier today,” the spokesperson said on Wednesday afternoon.

Though troops were called to the area soon after the man crossed into Israel, they were unable to locate him. It was not immediately clear how he eluded them, the spokesperson said.

The man was found by Border Police officers over six miles (10 kilometers) inside Israeli territory, hiding near some greenhouses outside the town of Netivot, Channel 2 news reported.

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