Israel Police arrested a resident of east Jerusalem who admitted to planning to assassinate National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir, Channel 13 reported on Tuesday.
The police investigation revealed that the suspect allegedly planned to steal police license plates so that he could get close to Ben-Gvir and met with people from terrorist organizations who gave him money to help his plan.
The plan was intended to be carried out during Ramadan when Ben-Gvir intended on visiting Temple Mount.
A statement by Ben-Gvir's office claimed that as well as the assassination, the suspect planned to kidnap a dead body to hold negotiations with the country, but the statement did not indicate whose body he meant to kidnap.
No further details being released
The police put a gag order on any further details regarding the planned assassination.
"I will not be scared off by attempts to harm me."National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir
"I am thankful for the security forces and the police officers that protect me and my life," said Ben-Gvir. "I will not be scared off by attempts to harm me, and I will continue to work toward a strong right-wing security policy, defeat terrorism and return security and governance to the streets."