JERUSALEM (JTA) – A Palestinian man from Gaza caught by security forces after breaching the security fence and illegally entering Israel was discovered to be carrying a fragmentation grenade.

He was taken for questioning after being caught shortly after entering Israel on Tuesday morning, according to reports.

Also on Tuesday, unknown attackers threw two firebombs at a home in a West Bank Palestinian village near Nablus, according to reports.

No one was injured in the attack, though the home was damaged.

There are no suspects in the attack, which is suspected of being a “price tag” attack, the strategy that extremist settlers and their supporters have adopted to exact retribution for settlement freezes and demolitions or Palestinian attacks on Jews.

There has been an increase in suspected price tag attacks in the West Bank in recent months.

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Source: JTA


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