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  6/17/2012, Sivan 27, 5772

Gaza Resident Swims to Ashkelon

The Israel Defense Forces and police arrested a Gaza resident, Sunday evening, after he swam from the Hamas-controlled area to Ashkelon. The Arab was in a state of exhaustion and received medical treatment from a Magen David Adom crew.

Security services are investigating if it was a simple case of illegal exit from the Palestinian Authority-assigned area or whether the Arab was gathering intelligence for an attack.