Israeli soldiers shot and killed an Arab infiltrator, later reported to have been an Iraqi, who attempted to illegally cross the border from Jordan into Israel.
A border patrol spotted him shortly before midnight Saturday in the Arava region north of Eilat as he was trying to cross the border.
The soldiers shot the man after he failed to halt or respond to their warnings.
The intruder, dressed in civilian clothes and unarmed, was reported to have been a 27-year-old Iraqi. His name was not disclosed.
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