Palestinian Arrested in Central Israel for Planning to Commit a Terror Attack

The man was apprehended while carrying a knife and a letter detailing his intention to carry out a terror attack in Israel

Ran Shimoni
Ran Shimoni
The knife carried by the Palestinian suspect.
The knife carried by the Palestinian suspect.Credit: Police Spokesperson
Ran Shimoni
Ran Shimoni

Police arrested a Palestinian man Friday near Tzur Yitzhak in central Israel on suspicion of planning to carry out a terror attack. The man was carrying a knife and a letter expressing his intent to commit a terror attack in Israel.

Police apprehended the man, a 19-year-old Tul Karm resident without an Israeli permit, after reports of a suspicious individual were made, and discovered the knife and the letter while searching him.

The incident took place amid growing security tension following the clashes that broke out Friday during the funeral of Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh who was shot dead on Wednesday while covering a military raid in Jenin.

Television footage from the procession shows Israeli forces striking with clubs mourners who were carrying Abu Akleh's casket.

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