Israeli police confirmed Tuesday they’d arrested two Gazans, one a Hamas militant, discovered hiding in southern Israel after infiltrating the realm through the October 7 assaults.
The detentions, in early November, have been first reported by Israeli media with the small print confirmed to AFP by a spokesman for the border police.
He mentioned the pair have been arrested in Rahat, a city in southern Israel largely populated by Bedouin Arabs, following an operation by an undercover border police unit. The city lies about 30 kilometres (18 miles) from the Gaza border.
Both have been unarmed and located in an empty home.
One was a Hamas militant whereas the opposite was a Gaza resident. Both have been taken for investigation.
On October 7, Hamas militants stormed throughout the Gaza border into southern Israel, killing 1,200 individuals, largely civilians, and kidnapping some 240, officers say.
Since then, Israel has waged a relentless navy marketing campaign that the federal government in Hamas-run Gaza says has killed greater than 13,300 individuals, two-thirds of them ladies and kids.
In a separate assertion, Israeli police mentioned they’d discovered an anti-helicopter missile and different weapons which had been “taken from combat zones”, referring to areas of southern Israel the place Hamas militants have been energetic on October 7.
Police and explosives specialists have been attempting (*2*), the assertion mentioned.
Following particular intelligence, they discovered weapons “including an anti-helicopter missile launcher, a Kalashnikov rifle, cartridges and ammo” within the Eshkol area that flanks the Gaza border.
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