The IDF thwarted an attempt to infiltrate Israel from Egypt on Thursday
night. One Beduin was killed and three others were injured in the
exchange of fire.
The IDF observed a group of suspects trying to enter Israel and ordered
them to stop. When the group refused to do so, the IDF opened fire in
their direction, in line with standard procedure. Egyptian forces also
opened fire on the group of suspects, who fired back at both the IDF and
the Egyptian forces.
The IDF has been on high alert along the border amid
intelligence that Gaza-based terrorist groups are plotting an attack
along the border similar to the one in August which killed eight
Israelis. The IDF was investigating the incident but sources said that
it was likely a group of smugglers. Three of the injured were captured
by IDF troops and were evacuated by helicopter to Soroka Hospital in
Last month terrorists tried to smuggle two large bombs into Israel from Sinai. Both attempts were thwarted by the army.