News Briefs

  12/26/2011, Kislev 30, 5772

Infiltration at Sha'arei Tikva

A Palestinian Authority (PA) Arab was arrested, early Monday morning, when ambushed by police after he and another PA Arab infiltrated the western Shomron (Samaria) Jewish community of Sha'arei Tikva. Police found a knife and a screwdriver in the possession of the detainee. The second infiltrator got away.

While police say the break-in appeared to be criminally motivated, the Israel Defense Forces were brought in to assist on the investigation. Residents of the community were advised to stay in their homes around 3:00, when the breach of the security fence was discovered.