Israeli man detained near Gaza after announcing plan to cross into Strip

A young Israeli man is detained in a community outside the Gaza Strip after telling his mother the he planned to cross the security fence and enter the Palestinian enclave, according to police.

The man, who reportedly suffers from psychological problems, is picked up in the community of Netiv Ha’asara, just north of Gaza.

He has been taken to a nearby police station for questioning, a police spokesperson says.

— Judah Ari Gross

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