Palestinian carrying 2 knives arrested by guard at entrance to Elon Moreh settlement

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

A Palestinian man armed with two knives is arrested by a settlement security guard near Nablus in the northern West Bank, local officials say.

Knives seized from a Palestinian suspect near the West Bank settlement of Elon Moreh, January 17, 2023. (Samaria Regional Council)

According to the Samaria Regional Council, the security team for Elon Moreh spotted the suspect on surveillance cameras nearing the settlement from the direction of the Palestinian village of Deir al-Hatab.

He is detained by the settlement’s chief security coordinator near an entrance to Elon Moreh, and found to be carrying two knives.

There is no immediate comment from the Israel Defense Forces or police on the incident.

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