Early this morning a Syrian civilian crossed the border fence between Israel and Syria in the south of the Golan Heights.
Following several hours of searches and chases the infiltrator was caught. The chase was conducted by infantry and armor units as well as combat helicopters. During the chase several roads were closed and precautions were taken to protect the residents of the area.
The infiltrator was alone and armed with a cold weapon. He said he entered Israel to join the Palestinian struggle.
A preliminary inspection showed that the security forces acted as they were supposed to. The IDF continues the investigation.