The IDF arrested a Palestinian with a 14 centimeter knife in his possession near the West Bank settlement of Elon Moreh on Friday .
Early on Friday morning, a security guard for the settlement noticed a
suspicious person near the fence and contacted soldiers from the Kfir
Brigade for support.
The soldiers raced to the scene and arrested the suspect, finding the knife in the process.
motives of the suspect are still unclear, as he may have intended to
perpetrate a terror attack or merely to commit theft.
In a separate incident, Border Police on Thursday night arrested two Palestinians carrying
two explosive devices and several knives near the Tapuah Junction in the West Bank.
police identified them as acting suspiciously and apprehended them. All
of the suspects arms were seized and they were turned over to the Shin
Bet (Israel Security Agency) for questioning.
Police sappers were examining the explosive devices.