Palestinian arrested while planning to stab soldiers

After an investigation by Israel Police, it was found that the suspect was waiting at the bus stop for a soldier to arrive in order to carry out a stabbing attack.

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August 19, 2019 18:12
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Israel police car (Illustrative)

Israel police car (Illustrative). (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)

An indictment was filed against a Jordanian citizen at the Haifa District Court on Tuesday.

The man was arrested last month in Hadera on the suspicion that he was planning a stabbing attack on soldiers, according to a Israel Police spokesperson.

The police approached the man when they saw him sitting suspiciously late at night at a bus stop in the coastal city. When they asked him for identification, they found that he was 21 year old from the West Bank city of Tulkarm who was in Israel illegally.

 


While questioning the man, he pulled out a knife and attempted to stab the police officers. He then fled the scene. After a short chase, he was shot in the leg and lightly injured when he refused to drop the knife. The suspect was transferred for medical treatment to Hillel Yaffe Medical Center in Hadera.

According to the Palestinian Shehab news agency, the suspect was Jordanian.

After an investigation by Israel Police, it was found that the suspect was waiting at the bus stop for a soldier to arrive in order to carry out a stabbing attack.


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