Man who crossed into Golan from Syria questioned by Shin Bet

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

A suspect who crossed into Israeli territory from Syria yesterday was detained by troops, the military says.

The Israel Defense Forces says in a statement that the man was arrested by forces on the eastern side of the fence — which is built in Israeli territory — in the southern Golan Heights.

Troops were conducting routine operations in the area, according to the army.

The suspect was taken for medical evaluation at a hospital before being questioned by the Shin Bet security agency.

He was not harmed during the arrest and was taken for “general tests” at the hospital, a military source says.

It is unclear why the army waited a full day to publish the incident.

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