Palestinian with alleged Islamic State ties arrested on suspicion of planning imminent terror attack

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

Border Police officers detained a Palestinian man allegedly affiliated with the Islamic State jihadist movement, who planned to carry out a terror attack in “the immediate time frame.”

The suspect was nabbed in the West Bank town of Beitunia, close to Ramallah, following intelligence provided by the Shin Bet, police say.

Police say the suspect attempted to flee when they reached his home, and was arrested as he tried to grab the gun of one of the officers.

He was handed over to the Shin Bet for further interrogation.

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