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Palestinians arrested for planning Jerusalem attack

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Three Palestinian men were arrested in Jerusalem for allegedly planning a stabbing attack.

The men, from Hebron, were arrested Monday near the Jaffa Gate with a knife in their possession. They told police later that they planned to stab a security officer or a Jewish person.

Also Monday, two Palestinians carrying knives were stopped at a checkpoint near the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, according to the Israeli army. They were detained for questioning.