Palestinian arrested on suspicion of plotting terror attack against Israelis

By JPOST.COM STAFF
October 11, 2017 20:57

The man was detained after forces learned that he had plotted to carry out a terror attack in Israeli territory.




Palestinian arrested on suspicion of plotting terror attack against Israelis

The knife used by the Palestinian immigrant in an attempt to resist arrest on October 11, 2017. . (photo credit:POLICE SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT)

A Palestinian illegally residing in Israel was arrested by security forces on Wednesday afternoon on suspicion that the man, from the Palestinian West Bank city of Tulkarem, plotted and attempted to carry out a terror attack in Israeli territory.

When Border Police soldiers, in collaboration with police and Shin Bet forces, tried to arrest the man, he resisted and drew a knife, threatening the forces.

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Forces eventually detained the suspect and he is expected to be brought in for questioning.

The arrest, according to police, thwarted a possible attack targeting Israelis.

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