A 16 year old boy was arrested near the Kerem Shalom kibbutz recently in connection with a planned suicide attack against Israeli Jews.
According to Israeli Police, the Palestinian boy jumped over a border fence and walked for two days, from Gaza into Israel.
Israeli soldiers with the IDF’s Golani Brigade spotted the boy, with a large axe, as he approached a kibbutz, and arrested him. He was taken to a hospital in Soroka for medical treatment, and it was during his time there that more information was gathered about his intentions.
While speaking to a nurse in Arabic, the boy informed her that he had come to Israel to kill Jews and had brought the axe as protection against dogs and other animals that might try to harm him on his journey.
According to Israeli’s Channel 2 News, the boy is not believed to be affiliated with any terrorist group, and he has been charged with “armed infiltration” in district court.
Mohammed Jibrin, who is representing the 16 year old in court, says his client is innocent and is not linked to any terror organization.