(JNS) Israel Defense Forces soldiers on Wednesday, March 15 arrested four unarmed Palestinians attempting to cross the border from the Gaza Strip.
The infiltrators were spotted on surveillance cameras coming from central Gaza and troops were dispatched to intercept them, the IDF said.
The Palestinians were unarmed and taken to Israel for questioning, added the military.
Last Wednesday, IDF tanks struck a Hamas post in the southern Gaza Strip after terrorists detonated an explosive device close to troops operating along the border.
The attack occurred while Israeli forces were conducting routine maintenance work on the border fence. The IDF said that no soldiers were injured by the blast and that an investigation into the incident had been opened.
A day earlier, Palestinian terrorists fired a rocket from Gaza towards Israel, triggering warning sirens in Kibbutz Nir Am. The rocket misfired and struck inside the Palestinian enclave, according to the military.
The launch came hours after Israeli forces conducting an arrest raid in Jenin killed the Palestinian terrorist who murdered brothers Hallel Menachem and Yagel Yaakov Yaniv near the Arab village of Huwara on Feb. 26.