A Palestinian was fatally shot by the IDF while trying to sabotage a security barrier by Kalkilya in the West Bank on Sunday morning, according to a report by Ynet.
No Israelis were harmed.
A Palestinian infiltrated an IDF base close to Beit El in the West Bank on Saturday afternoon and walked around for a short while before being arrested by a Border Police officer who spotted him, according to a report by Maariv on Sunday morning.
It is thought that the suspect entered the base by climbing onto the roof of a building close to the edge of the base and jumping off on the other side.
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The IDF arrested eight people in the West Bank over the weekend on suspicion of involvement in terrorist activity, the IDF Spokesperson's Unit reported on Sunday morning.
During IDF operations in the al-Aida refugee camp and in the village of Doha in the area of the Etzion Regional Brigade, four wanted persons suspected of terrorist activity were arrested.
Security forces also arrested a wanted man in the village of Barta'a in the Menashe Territorial Brigade area. During the departure of the forces from the village, 10 Palestinians suspected of attempting to infiltrate the seam area were caught; they were taken for further questioning.
The increase of Gazan entry permits into Israel has been suspended following the firing of a rocket into Israel, shattering a two-month lull.
The decision by Defense Minister Benny Gantz was made following a security evaluation Saturday evening.
The Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories announced earlier this week that an additional 2,000 entry permits into Israel were going to be granted to Palestinian residents of the Gaza Strip for purposes of work and commerce.
“The suspension is in response to the firing of a rocket toward the State of Israel,” COGAT said in a statement, adding that “the Hamas terror organization carries responsibility for all activities directed against Israel in and from the Gaza Strip, and it will bear the consequences.”
“the Hamas terror organization carries responsibility for all activities directed against Israel in and from the Gaza Strip, and it will bear the consequences.”COGAT
The response to the rocket fire by aircraft and tanks, took place several hours after the initial launch during the daylight hours and targeted a weapons manufacturing facility along with three outposts in the Strip, including one that overlooked Kibbutz Netiv Ha’asara on Gaza’s northern border, the military said in a statement.
Anna Ahronheim contributed to this report