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The Israeli military arrested two individuals who snuck from Lebanon into Israel on Thursday morning, the military announced.
The arrests came hours after the Israeli army launched a manhunt for the pair who had breached the border at around 2 AM.
The two men are reportedly migrants from Lebanon who crossed the border in search of work, escaping Lebanon’s paralyzing economic crisis.
“At this hour, Israeli forces are in pursuit of two suspects and using an array of utilities to stop them,” the Israeli military said in a statement at dawn.
“Troops are isolating the area where the suspects are, which includes deploying forces and blocking roads.”
When the breach was first detected, before the men were seen as potential migrants, settlers in the Dovev and Baram areas were instructed to remain in their homes.
Notably, the infiltration happened around the time an Israeli attack in Syria resulted in missiles falling near residential areas in several Lebanese villages.
It also comes two days after the Israeli shelling of Lebanon in response to a rocket attack launched from a southern Lebanese village.
Israel blamed Lebanon for the rocket attack and threatened that it would act to avert any harm coming from the Lebanese side.