Terror attack thwarted in West Bank settlement north of Jerusalem

The suspected terrorist was detained carrying two knives, which he said he intended to pass on to another man who was supposed to carry out an attack.

By ALON HOCHMON/MAARIV
November 9, 2017 11:40
Terror attack thwarted in West Bank settlement north of Jerusalem

The bag containing the two knives found on the suspected terrorist at the entrance to the West Bank settlement of Kokhav Yaákov on November 9, 2017. . (photo credit: POLICE SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT)

 
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A Palestinian man was detained Thursday morning at the entrance to the West Bank settlement of Kokhav Ya'akov, situated 15 km north of Jerusalem, after a routine search in the suspect's bag revealed that he had stashed away two knives and a Quran. The man was arrested and taken to an investigation, where he admitted that he had intended to pass the bag on to another man who planned to carry out a terror attack in the area.

The suspected terrorist was arrested after police received a report about a suspicious-looking individual roaming around the entrance to the settlement. Forces that were dispatched to the scene started chasing after him and managed to stop him before he could flee.

This incident comes after last week's thwarted terror attack in the settlement of Halamish, when a terrorist tried to run over IDF soldiers in the area and was shot and neutralized at the scene.

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