IDF troops shoot, kill Palestinian infiltrator

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel Defense Forces soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian man who did not heed warnings as he crossed from Gaza into Israeli territory.

The man was holding what the IDF described as a suspicious object and had been digging in the ground on the Gaza side of the border fence. He was discovered to be unarmed, according to reports.

The Palestinian man had entered Israel at a place where explosives have been placed in the past in order to attack IDF patrols.

The IDF has launched an investigation into the incident.