Knife-Bearing Eritrean Tries to Enter Navy Base

A terrorist or mentally ill? An Eritrean infiltrator armed with a knife tried to enter Haifa base from the sea.

Gil Ronen ,

IDF Navy soldiers
IDF Navy soldiers
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An Eritrean infiltrator was arrested Tuesday as he tried to enter an Israel Navy base in Haifa from the sea. He was carrying a knife and some plastic bags.

The man was caught when he was less than 10 meters (30 feet) from the entrance to the base.

The IDF and police are investigating.

After the man was spotted attempting to reach the base, an emergency team was alerted and it arrested him. He has been taken to Rambam Hospital and will probably be sent to a psychiatric evaluation.

It is not clear at this point if the man had terrorist motives or is mentally imbalanced.



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