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Police have arrested a Jerusalem rabbi suspected of threatening to carry out a terror attack on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

On Wednesday afternoon, a security officer at the Dan Panorama Hotel in Tel Aviv told police he was approached by a man who threatened to carry out a terror attack on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem by Thursday at midnight.

Police arrived on the scene and detained the suspect for question.

During his interrogation, the 51-year-old rabbi repeated his threat to carry out the terror attack

Police said they are familiar with similar threats made in the past by the individual.

The Shin Bet domestic security service is also apparently involved in the investigation.

The suspect was to appear in Tel Aviv Magistrate's Court on Thursday morning for an extension of his remand. Police will seek to send the suspect for psychiatric evaluation.