Palestinian man arrested after infiltrating into Israel from Gaza carrying bomb and knife

Marcy Oster

(JTA) — A Palestinian man who infiltrated into southern Israel from the Gaza Strip carrying a bomb and a knife was arrested.

On Thursday, the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement that it had “thwarted an attempted terror attack.”

The man was apprehended Wednesday night near the security fence and no Israeli communities were endangered. He was interrogated by soldiers, according to the IDF.

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