Israel: Illegal Palestinian arrested for planning terror attack, pulled knife on police while being arrested

The Times of Israel, October 11, 2017.

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.