IDF nabs two men crossing the border from Lebanon

Infiltrators said to be Sudanese migrants seeking work, not terror suspects

Israeli soldiers stand guard after firing flares above the northern town of Metulla, by the border with Lebanon, following a pro-Palestinian protest across the border in the Lebanese Khiam area, on May 14, 2021 (Jalaa MAREY / AFP)
Illustrative: Israeli soldiers stand guard by the border with Lebanon on May 14, 2021 (Jalaa MAREY / AFP)

The Israel Defense Force said that its troops apprehended two people who crossed the border from Lebanon into Israel after midnight Friday.

“A short time ago, IDF lookouts spotted two suspects who crossed from Lebanese territory into Israel near Reches Ramim,” the army said in a statement. “IDF soldiers apprehended the suspects and they are being questioned at the scene.”

Hebrew media reports said the two men were Sudanese migrants searching for work and not terror suspects.

In recent months, dozens of migrants have attempted to enter the Jewish state in search of work in light of the ongoing Lebanese economic crisis, which has left many of the country’s foreign workers unemployed or unpaid.

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