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Palestinian arrested in Italy on suspicion of planning chemical attack – reports

A Palestinian man is arrested in Italy on suspicion that he was planning a chemical attack, local news outlets say.

The man, reportedly a 38-year-old member of the Islamic State group, is reportedly arrested in the town of Macomer, in Sardinia.

He is said to have planned to poison the water supply in the town with rat poison. There are also reports that he was planning to attack army personnel.

According to reports, the man was tracked by law enforcement for a while before his arrest this morning.

Further details of the investigation are to be released in a press conference scheduled for 4 p.m. Israel time.

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