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Armed Palestinian who allegedly sought to commit attack arrested near Tzur Yitzhak — police

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

A knife and a rock found on a Palestinian suspect near the Israeli town of Tzur Yitzhak in central Israel, May 13, 2022. (Israel Police)
A knife and a rock found on a Palestinian suspect near the Israeli town of Tzur Yitzhak in central Israel, May 13, 2022. (Israel Police)

Police say officers have arrested an armed 19-year-old Palestinian who sought to commit a terror attack, near the central Israeli town of Tzur Yitzhak.

According to police, the suspect — apparently illegally in Israel — was found to be carrying a knife, a stone and a letter allegedly “indicating his intention to carry out an attack in Israeli territory.”

“Officers from the Tayibe station conducted scans in the area of ​​Tzur Yitzhak and Route 444 upon receiving a report of a man walking around the Tzur Yitzhak junction in a suspicious manner, with a stone in his hand,” police say.

The suspect is taken for further questioning.

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