JERUSALEM (JTA) – A Palestinian youth who said he was planning a stabbing attack was arrested in Jerusalem.
The youth, from Nablus, was caught Tuesday carrying a knife on a street in the Old City.
The youth told border police he planned to stab Jews in revenge for the killing of three Palestinians in Nablus during their arrests late last month for the murder of a 45-year-old father of seven near the northern West Bank settlement of Shavei Shomron, according to Ynet.
Also Tuesday, border police arrested a Palestinian carrying a knife near the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron, who told police he planned to attack Jewish soldiers and policemen. It was the second incident in two days near the tomb.