Attempts to gain access to synagogues, which are restricted to worshipers for security reasons, are common in Antwerp. But such attempts by men carrying knives are extremely rare.
The arrest comes a day after a stabbing attack in Jerusalem, making this the third incident invloving a knife in twenty-four hours.
The Palestinian drew the knife as the police seized and brought to her arrest.
Police noticed the 17-year-old east Jerusalem resident acting suspiciously before discovering a knife concealed in his clothing