IDF shoots, kills suspected burglar in the South

20-year-old Beduin man allegedly breaks into home, stabs woman; due to proximity to Gaza, IDF worried incident was terror.

November 26, 2012 08:32
Israeli soldiers during patrol outside Gaza Strip

Israeli soldiers on Gaza border 370. (photo credit: Reuters/Amir Cohen)

IDF soldiers responding to a reported break-in shot dead a 20-year-old Israeli-Beduin man in the southern community of Sde Avraham, which is located very close to both the Gaza Strip and Egyptian borders.

Around 4 a.m. Monday morning, the man allegedly broke into a home in the Eshkol-area community and stabbed a woman in the house. She was lightly injured in her shoulder.

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After allegedly stabbing the woman, the suspect attempted to escape.

Because of the proximity of the community to both the Gaza Strip and Sinai, the IDF dispatched soldiers on suspicion that the attack was terrorist in nature, emanating from Gaza or Egypt, Channel 10 reported.

Soldiers shot the man dead. The IDF said soldiers first attempted to arrest the man, according to the report.

Authorities said the incident was most likely criminal in nature and not a terrorist incident.

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