Palestinian would-be-stabber arrested in Jerusalem during Passover — police

A potential Palestinian terror attack was thwarted during Passover, the Israel Police says in a statement.

A resident of the East Jerusalem neighborhood of A-Tur was arrested in the capital’s Old City during the last few days, the statement says.

The man, who was masked when he was arrested, said during questioning that he intended to take a knife from his workplace and carry out a stabbing attack in the city.

The man was recently involved in waving terror-supporting flags on the Temple Mount and was violating an order barring him from approaching the area, police add.

He has been remanded until Monday.

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