IDF says it’s possible Hamas infiltrators still in Israel, one captured last night

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

Israeli soldiers takes position on a main road near the Israel-Gaza border in southern Israel, October 10, 2023. (Chaim Goldberg/Flash90)
Israeli soldiers takes position on a main road near the Israel-Gaza border in southern Israel, October 10, 2023. (Chaim Goldberg/Flash90)

IDF spokesman Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari says the military cannot yet rule out the possibility that there are still Palestinian terrorists in Israeli territory from the October 7 infiltration.

“We haven’t finished scanning the [Gaza border area] yet,” he says.

Hagari says that last night, troops found and captured an “exhausted terrorist” who was trying to head back to Gaza.

There have been no new infiltrations into Israel in recent days, according to the IDF.

Hagari says the IDF is meanwhile continuing to prepare for “the next stages” of the war against Hamas, which is expected to include a major ground offensive.

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