Palestinian illegally in Israel arrested for planning terror attack
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Palestinian illegally in Israel arrested for planning terror attack

Tulkarem resident pulls knife on officers during arrest in Bedouin city of Rahat, but is overpowered

Undercover police officers arrest a Palestinian man in Israel illegally who is suspected of planning a stabbing attack, in Rahat, southern Israel, October 11, 2017. (Israel Police)
Undercover police officers arrest a Palestinian man in Israel illegally who is suspected of planning a stabbing attack, in Rahat, southern Israel, October 11, 2017. (Israel Police)

Israeli security forces arrested a Palestinian who illegally entered Israel and was allegedly planning to carry out a terror attack, police said Wednesday.

The suspect, a resident of the West Bank city of Tulkarem, was arrested in the southern Bedouin city of Rahat in a joint operation by the Border Police’s undercover unit, the Israel Police and the Shin Bet security agency.

Police said the man pulled a knife on the officers during the arrest, but was overpowered.

He was taken in for questioning.

Police did not immediately provide any details on the Palestinian man’s alleged plans, or his identity.

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