Terror Attack Foiled as Gaza Arabs Carrying Knives Captured

YERUSHALAYIM -
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Palestinian protesters climb a fence at the Israel-Gaza border. (Reuters/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)

Security forces on Friday morning arrested two Gazan Arab terrorists who had broken through the border fence, on their way to carry out a terror attack in Israel. The terrorists were found carrying three knives. The two were taken in for questioning.

Overnight Thursday, a terror balloon exploded over a town in the Eshkol Regional Council. The balloon, with an incendiary device attached, blew up in the air, before it landed. No injuries or damage were reported.

Overnight Thursday, security officials said they arrested 7 wanted security suspects in other areas in 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.