Israel Arrests Gaza Man Who Illegally Crossed Border

Palestinian protesters take cover behind a wall during clashes with Israeli security forces along the border fence with Israel on the eastern outskirts of Gaza City, on February 5, 2016. / AFP / MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)

The Times of Israel reports: IDF soldiers arrested a man on suspicion of crossing the Gaza border fence into Israel on Monday morning.

The incident took place in the Eshkol regional council, opposite the central Gaza Strip, Walla news reported. The suspect was taken in for questioning by Israel’s security services.

The man’s identity wasn’t released for publication.

The incident was one of several in recent months in which Palestinians from Gaza penetrated the border into Israel. Israel is working to build a sophisticated border barrier to prevent tunneling into Israeli territory.

Last month, in a “abnormal” incident, an 8-year-old Palestinian child entered Israel, only to be scooped up by security forces and eventually returned to Gaza.

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