Security Forces Foil Planned Stabbing in Jerusalem

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The Times of Israel reports: Security forces thwarted a terror attack in Jerusalem on Thursday afternoon, when they arrested a Palestinian minor in possession of a knife who admitted during interrogation that he planned to carry out a stabbing, Israel Police said in a statement.

Police said the 16-year-old, a resident of the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat, aroused the suspicions of Border Police troops near his local Jerusalem Light Rail station before boarding a bus in the direction of Damascus Gate in the Old City.

Security forces boarded the bus as well and took the minor into custody, discovering a butterfly knife among his possessions.

In an initial interrogation of the suspect, police said he admitted to planning to use the knife in a stabbing attack against police officers.

This was the second foiled attack in less than a week, after security forces on Saturday arrested a Palestinian suspect in possession of an Israel Police uniform who was allegedly planning an attack.

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