Israel shoots smuggler on Syrian border

Sat Jul 19, 3:42 AM ET

Israel’s army says it shot and killed a suspected smuggler in a rare incident on the frontier with Syria.

An army spokesman says another man was wounded in the incident that took place overnight Friday.

The army says the men appeared to try enter Israel through the Golan Heights, a strategic plateau that Israel seized in the 1967 Mideast war.

Both the men are Syrian nationals and the army says they will be repatriated. Two Israeli citizens were also arrested.

 

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080719/ap_on_re_mi_ea/israel_syria_smuggling;_ylt=AgJWrGEOikptoZHfZ1hCPskLewgF


 

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