Live UpdateFrom the Liveblog of Thursday, May 18, 2023
Police arrest Palestinian suspected of buying gun to carry out terror attack
Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.
Police say a 29-year-old Palestinian suspect from the West Bank city of Ramallah was detained this morning by officers while he was purchasing a gun to be used in a terror attack.
A Border Police spokesman says the alleged Hamas member was tracked down by officers using intelligence given to them by the Shin Bet security agency.
The suspect, who allegedly planned to carry out an attack with the assault rifle he purchased, was handed over the Shin Bet for further questioning.