Israeli security forces have seized seven suspects crossing into Israeli territory from Jordan, the army said Saturday.
The Israel Defense Forces said its troops spotted the suspects and together with the Israeli Police apprehended them.
The suspects were taken for questioning.
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The IDF did not specify where along the border the suspects were caught.
Channel 13 reported the suspects were Turks who tried to hide in a thicket near the Neot Hakikar moshav in the northern Arava desert.
“To my understanding, they are illegal immigrants who came to look for work. This has happened three times already in recent months, ”Benny Ben Shimon, security officer for the Tamar Regional Council, was quoted as saying by the network.