Two little Arab boys, scared and barefoot, crossed the fence from Gaza into pre-1967 Israel last night - and said that an Arab man from Gaza had made them do it. "An adult told us to cross the fence, and if not, he would hurt us," the boys said yesterday after they were found in the Kisufim area. The incident began when the army received warning of an infiltration. They searched the area, and in a grove of trees found the two scared boys. Army officials said that terrorist elements sent them as "guinea pigs" to see how the IDF would react.
A slightly older Arab boy, 16, was caught two days ago on his way to try to murder the security officer in a South Hevron Hills community. He was caught while trying to cut his way through the fence of the town Shani, and later admitted that his intention was to kill the officer, steal his car and burn it.
Arabs in Gaza fired and threw grenades at IDF outposts last night; no one was hurt, and IDF soldiers returned fire... A curfew was imposed on much of Kalkilye, where four terror suspects were arrested early this morning.