The roadside explosion in northern Israel in which one person was seriously injured Monday morning was the work of a terrorist who crossed into Israel from Lebanon and planted a bomb on eastbound Route 65 near the Megiddo Junction, it was cleared for publication Wednesday evening.
The bombing and the infiltration are the 'security developments' which led Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to cut short his visit to Germany this week.
Security forces began searching for the bomber immediately after the bombing. A vehicle was stopped in the area of Moshav Ya'ara, in which the bomber was found. The terrorist was armed and presented a danger to the Shin Bet and Yamam counter-terrorism officers who stopped his vehicle, leading them to shoot and kill him.
An explosive belt was found in the terrorist's possession along with other weapons, leading authorities to believe he was planning to carry out another massive terrorist attack.
According to the investigation, earlier this week, the terrorist crossed the Israel Lebanon border and carried out the bombing attack at the Megiddo Junction. After placing the bomb, he hitched a ride north.
The infiltration and bombing have led to the opening of a wider investigation, including into the possibility that the Hezbollah terrorist organization, the most powerful military force in Lebanon, was involved in the attack.
Residents of the north have been asked to remain calm in light of the investigation's finding that the terrorist crossed the border alone and carried out the bombing alone.
The security establishment decided not to immediately respond to the attack so as to determine who is behind it before deciding on a suitable response.