IDF detains 2 Palestinians who entered Israel from Gaza
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IDF detains 2 Palestinians who entered Israel from Gaza

Pair taken for questioning after being spotted by the army crossing from southern part of Strip

Illustrative: Israeli forces next to the security fence on the border between Israel and southern Gaza Strip. (Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90)
Illustrative: Israeli forces next to the security fence on the border between Israel and southern Gaza Strip. (Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90)

The Israel Defense Forces arrested two Palestinians who crossed into Israel from the Gaza Strip on Wednesday.

The army said that the two were taken for questioning after being captured by IDF soldiers, who spotted them crossing the border fence in southern Gaza.

Sources said that the two were not carrying weapons at the time they were caught.

There was no immediate comment from the IDF on why the men crossed into Israel.

The border fence contains a bevy of sensors and cameras to support the large number of soldiers who regularly patrol the area. Infiltrators are typically caught within moments.

Residents of Gaza occasionally cross the border into Israel, and are generally unarmed. They often do so with the intention of getting caught, seeking to escape the harsh circumstances in the Strip.

Last week two other Palestinians were apprehended after crossing the border, and in July three were scooped up in similar circumstances.

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