A Palestinian who infiltrated Israel from the Gaza Strip was caught while armed with a hand grenade outside of a southern Israeli community.
The Palestinian reportedly crossed the border fence near southern Gaza early on Sunday morning. He walked nearly five miles and was caught by a community guard near Moshav Yated in the northwestern Negev.
He was transferred to army security forces for questioning.
It reportedly is the first time in more than a year that a Palestinian has crossed illegally into Israel from Gaza.
The infiltration came shortly after three rockets fired from Gaza on southern Israel Saturday night exploded in open areas. A rocket fired on Saturday morning hit and damaged a road near Ashkelon.
More than 20 rockets have been fired at southern Israel from Gaza in less than two weeks.
This story "Gazan Palestinian Caught Near Israeli Community With Grenade" was written by JTA.