Police: Palestinian arrested on suspicion of planning major terror attack

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

File: Israeli soldiers block the entrance to the Jalamah checkpoint near the West Bank city of Jenin, September 14, 2022. (David Cohen/Flash90)
File: Israeli soldiers block the entrance to the Jalamah checkpoint near the West Bank city of Jenin, September 14, 2022. (David Cohen/Flash90)

Undercover Border Police troops detain a wanted Palestinian in the West Bank city of Jenin this morning who is suspected of planning to commit a major terror attack in Israel, a law enforcement official says.

According to a police spokesman, 22-year-old Amir Karoui was detained in the Jenin refugee camp by the undercover forces, without any clashes.

The forces “operated covertly to arrest the terror operative. The arrest ended quietly without shots being fired and without casualties to our forces,” the spokesman says.

The arrest was made following intelligence given to the forces by the Shin Bet security agency, which warned that Karoui was seeking to carry out an attack in Israeli territory.

Karoui has been transferred to the Shin Bet for further questioning.

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