A resident of East Jerusalem who arrived at the Jerusalem Magistrates Court on Sunday was found to be carrying a knife after being frisked by security guards. He has been detained and taken in for questioning.







The knife found last week near the Cave of the Patriarchs

The knife found last week near the Cave of the Patriarchs Photo credit: Border Police spokesperson

A Palestinian from East Jerusalem was detained by Israeli authorities outside a Jerusalem court on Sunday after security guards found out he was carrying a knife.

Two weeks ago, Israeli Border Police troops found a knife on a Palestinian man near the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron. The man was deemed suspicious by the soldiers upon his arrival at the Jewish holy site. He was asked to go through the metal detector, which kept going off. After frisking him thoroughly, the soldiers found a large kitchen knife in his sock.

In late January, IDF soldiers detained a Palestinian man near the West Bank settlements of Negohot. He was then found to be carrying a knife and a map of the settlement.