Israeli sources reported that the army shot and killed, on Monday, a Palestinian man who managed to cross the border fence with Gaza, and managed to reach the home of a family in Sadeh Avram settlement, located hundreds of meters away from the border with Gaza, and also close to the border with Egypt. Israeli daily, Maariv, reported that the Palestinian man, whose name remains unknown, managed to cut a hole in the barbed-wire and walked several kilometers without being noticed, and that he even managed to infiltrate into a home where he battled with a woman who owns the property and ran away.
The army was alerted and managed to shoot him dead later on, Israeli sources said. Maariv said that the army is still examining the motives behind the attack in order to determine whether the man just wanted to rob the house, or if it was a planned attack.
An Israeli security source said that the Israelis in the area were asked to remain alert due to the current fragile security situation.
Israeli TV, Channel 2, said that the army is investigating how the Palestinian managed to cut through the fence without sounding the electronic alarm, and how he managed to reach an Israeli town without being caught by several surveillance cameras across the border with Gaza and Egypt, operated by a very high tech system.
The Eshkol Regional Council of settlements, that also includes the settlement in question, said that the incident was â€śa planned attack and not just a criminal activityâ€ť.
Earlier on Monday, a Palestinian woman died, on Monday morning, of wounds suffered during the latest Israeli war on Gaza.
The woman, Sabah As-Skafy, in her thirties, suffered serious injuries when the army fired missile into Ash-Shujaeyya neighborhood east of Gaza City.
She was moved to an Egyptian hospital due to the seriousness of her injuries but succumbed to her wound.
At least 175 Palestinians have been killed as a result of the Israeli war on the densely populated Gaza Strip; six of them died of their wounds after the war had ended. At least 1.225 Palestinians have been injured.
Most of the casualties are civilians, including infants, children and women, and several members of the same family.