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3 Palestinians detained in Old City, one of whom was found with knife

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

A knife found on a Palestinian suspect in Jerusalem's Old City on April 6, 2022. (Israel Police)
A knife found on a Palestinian suspect in Jerusalem's Old City on April 6, 2022. (Israel Police)

Police say officers detained three Palestinians from Nablus who were illegally in Israel, one of whom was carrying a knife.

The officers questioned the three men, all in their 20s, in Jerusalem’s Old City, during which a knife fell from the person of one of the suspects, police say.

The men have been taken to a local police station to be questioned. Police did not say if they were suspected of planning an attack.

Palestinians from the West Bank must obtain a special permit to enter Israel, including Jerusalem. During upcoming Ramadan prayers on Friday, Israel has eased these restrictions to allow children, women, and some men to freely visit the Temple Mount.

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