An explosive device was detonated adjacent to the Megiddo Junction on Monday, severely injuring an Israeli civilian.
During searches in northern Israel, security forces of the elite police Yamam counterterrorism unit and Shin Bet officers opened fire at the suspect, killing him. The IDF said the suspect was a “clear danger” to the security forces and had a primed explosives belt on him then.
An initial inquiry suggests that the terrorist crossed from Lebanon into Israel this week. The possible involvement of the Hezbollah terrorist army is under review.
The assumption is that due to the quick response of security forces, another terrorist attack was prevented.
#BREAKING: Israel suspects Hezbollah is behind the Megiddo Junction bombing on Monday. The terrorist was shot near the Lebanese border several hours after the attack; he was wearing an explosive belt at the time. The IDF is investigating how he crossed from Lebanon into Israel. pic.twitter.com/IBg2sNMtTf
— Israel War Room (@IsraelWarRoom) March 15, 2023
Israeli officials have lifted the gag order. Israel's preliminary investigation is that the person who planted the bomb, infiltrated into Israel from Lebanon, and was killed by Shin Bet and IDF forces. Israeli officials say the terrorist had an explosive belt, ready to be used. https://t.co/yjTVrVhbw6
— doge (@IntelDoge) March 15, 2023
An explosive device was detonated near Megiddo crossing on Monday, seriously injuring an Israeli civilian.
In northern Israel, security forces neutralized a terrorist armed with an explosive belt (video). News in progress…#Israel #Lebanon #Hezbollah #Iran pic.twitter.com/OLuBAm7lSf
— Agencia AJN (@AgenciaAJN) March 15, 2023