Israeli Police said on Wednesday afternoon that last week they prevented a stabbing attack planned by a Palestinian in the Old City of Yerushalayim.
The suspect is reportedly a 26 year-old man from Chevron. On August 8, he was stopped and searched in the Old City by Israeli police officers who found pepper spray and a knife on his person, the police said in a statement.
The suspect told officers that he was in Yerushalayim to pray. Based on suspicion that the suspect may have been concealing something, the officers detained and questioned him, eventually unveiling the true purpose for the terrorist’s visit.
“Police interrogators used a number of investigative techniques by which they succeeded in uncovering the true intentions of the suspect,” the statement said. “The suspect illegally entered Israel with a knife and pepper spray in order to carry out a stabbing attack in Yerushalayim on citizens and/or security forces.”
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