IDF Nab Six Palestinians Who Climb Over Gaza Border Wall

Men apparently looking for work; high alert declared in nearby Israeli towns, residents told to stay home.

Six Palestinian youths infiltrated Israel Sunday morning but were apprehended almost as soon as they climbed over the border wall, an Israeli military spokesman said.

The six were detained for questioning. Their motives were not immediately clear, but it appeared they infiltrated into Israel in order to look for work.

However, Israeli towns in the vicinity were placed on alert and residents ordered not to leave their homes, as the infiltration occurred not far from the spot where two heavily-armed militants climbed the border fence Saturday and attacked a District Coordination Office.

Saturday's infiltrators were killed in a gunbattle with Israeli soldiers rushed to the scene.

Meanwhile Sunday, militants in the Gaza Strip fired two Qassam rockets toward Israel. The rockets landed in a western Negev kibbutz, causing no damage or injuries.