Police Call Off Search for Terrorist Feared Loose in Israel

The highest level of alert has been declared by security forces in the Sharon plain.

Police in the Sharon area have been placed on the highest level of alert on Wednesday due to fears of a possible infiltration by a terrorist.

Acting on intelligence, significant forces from the police's Central District, the Border Police, and the Shin Bet security service are at this hour combing areas in search of a suspicious individual believed to be intent on carrying out a terrorist attack.

Checkpoints have been set up in various points in the Sharon, Israel's coastal plain which stretches from Herzliya to Hadera. As a result, heavy traffic jams have been reported on the region's highways.