Lebanese Terrorist Crossed Israel’s Border Fence With A Ladder

IDF Chief of Staff Herzi Halevi speaks with Defense Minister Yoav Gallant and Northern Command commander Ori Gordin on the Lebanese border on March 16, 2023. (Elad Malka/Defense Ministry)

The terrorist who seriously injured an Israeli-Arab in a bombing attack in northern Israel crossed the Lebanese border using a ladder to avoid being detected by the smart fence, the IDF revealed on Thursday.

The terrorist was wearing explosives attached to his body as he crossed the border and was also carrying a large bag of equipment. He not only succeed in evading the border fence’s sensors but he also escaped the notice of IDF soldiers at nearby watchtowers.

After the explosion at the Meggido Junction, Israeli security officials noticed that the bomb was similar to those used by terrorist groups against Israel in southern Lebanon prior to Israel’s withdrawal in 2000.

A day after the attack, a little-known terrorist organization named Galil Forces – the Lone Wolves, which is affiliated with Hezbollah, took credit for the attack.

The IDF announced on Monday evening that the military investigation has ruled out the possibility that the terrorist crossed into Israel through a terror tunnel.

“The IDF continues to study and investigate the incident in order to draw the necessary operational conclusions,” the army stated.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)