Report: Palestinian Arrested with Meat Cleaver, Quran Approaching Jewish Community

Cave of the Patriarchs
AP/Nasser Shiyoukhi

The Algemeiner reports: –  A Palestinian terrorist was arrested on Thursday outside Kochav Yaakov in Samaria, after a search of his backpack uncovered a meat cleaver, knife and Quran.

A firefighter in the area spotted the “suspicious man” as he approached the community’s entrance. Several officers from the Israel Police’s Special Patrol Unit arrived at the scene and arrested the suspect after uncovering the weapons in his bag. The suspect reportedly told police that the bag belonged to “someone else” who intended to carry out a terror attack in Kochav Yaakov

The arrest came a day after the Israeli Border Police arrested a 17-year-old Palestinian in possession of a long knife at the entrance of Hebron’s Cave of the Patriarchs, one of the holiest sites in Judaism.

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