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.