This evening, an armed terrorist crossed the perimeter fence surrounding the Gaza Strip, near the Kissufim Crossing, and infiltrated into Israel.

IDF forces conducted searches in the area and identified an armed terrorist in a grove near the perimeter fence.

During the chase, the terrorist was killed after a gun battle erupted between IDF soldiers and the terrorist. No soldiers were hurt in the gun battle.

A Kalashnikov rifle and a camouflage uniform were found on the terrorist’s body. The soldier’s alertness and quick response was what prevented an attack.