Israeli Bedouin makes illegal crossing into Gaza
A Bedouin citizen of Israel illegally crossed into Gaza in the area of Khan Yunis on Tuesday. IDF forces with the assistance of helicopters and drones tried to locate and stop him but were unsuccessful. Gazan media reported little about the incident, and several terrorist organizations operating in Gaza posted announcements on several social networks ordering their activists not to comment on the matter. DEBKAfile's intelligence sources report that it is possible that the crossing was part of an effort by the military wing of Hamas to increase the number of Israelis it is holding as part of negotiations for the return of the bodies of IDF troops held in Gaza.