Palestinian teen planning Jerusalem attack arrested


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli police arrested a Palestinian teenager who admitted to planning to carry out a terror attack using a knife.

The 17-year-old from Ramallah, in the West Bank, said he planned to stab a driver or ride a bus to Jerusalem and stab the driver, causing the bus to have an accident that would result in the death or injury of more Israelis, The Jerusalem Post reported.

A search of the teen on Wednesday night near the Jewish settlement of Dolev had turned up a knife and screwdriver in his backpack, according to reports. The teen was waiting at a junction for a ride or bus to Jerusalem.

Also on Wednesday evening, the Israel Border Police arrested a 20-year-old Palestinian man with a combat knife as he tried to enter the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron.


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