Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli forces near the Gaza-Israel border, Sept. 13, 2019. (Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90) Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90
Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli forces near the Gaza-Israel border, east of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, Sept. 13, 2019.

The terrorists were found to be armed with a knife, wire cutters and another inactive grenade. 

By Aryeh Savir, TPS

IDF forces on Thursday captured two armed terrorists who crossed from the Gaza Strip into Israel and attacked the soldiers who came to stop them.

The IDF stated that it identified two suspects who crossed the perimeter fence in the northern Strip. The suspects threw an inactive grenade at the forces but it did not explode.

IDF forces responded by firing and arresting the two suspects.

The terrorists were found to be armed with a knife, wire cutters and another inactive grenade. There were no casualties in the incident.

A similar incident occurred on Wednesday when IDF troops arrested a man who crossed into Israel from Gaza. He was found to be unarmed.

Infiltration attempts on the border with the Strip happen several times a week, usually involving Gazan Arabs seeking work in Israel. However, the Israeli forces treat each incident as a potential terrorist attack.

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