Three Turks Arrested Sneaking Into Israel

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View of the Allenby Bridge crossing point over the Jordan River. Photo by Moshe Shai/FLASH90
View of the Allenby Bridge crossing point over the Jordan River. (Moshe Shai/Flash90)

Police overnight Sunday arrested three individuals trying to enter Israel illegally from Jordan bearing Turkish passports. The three were caught in the hills near Eilat and were arrested and questioned. As Turkey and Israel have direct flights and no specific restrictions on individuals entering either country, barring security checks, security officials were concerned that the three were involved in a security matter.

Overnight Sunday, security officials also said they had arrested 14 wanted security suspects across Yehudah and Shomron. The suspects were wanted for participating in rioting and throwing stones and firebombs that endangered Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers. Several of the suspects were also charged with belonging to Hamas. All were being questioned on their activities by security forces.

Meanwhile, Hamas terrorists in Israeli prisons threatened to go on a hunger strike Tuesday if their “rights” are not restored forthwith, an Arab news source reported. According to the report in the El-Wattan newspaper, the terrorists are demanding increased family visits, a raise in their allowance for canteen privileges, expanded entertainment options, and other matters. These privileges had been taken away from the prisoners because of bad behavior.