A Palestinian was spotted loitering near the entrance to the West Bank settlement of Kokhav Ya’akov. Police searched him and found two knives and a Quran in his bag.

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A Palestinian was detained on Thursday after being spotted loitering near the entrance to Kokhav Ya’akov, an Israeli settlement in the West Bank. Police forces found two knives in his bag.

A preliminary questioning of the suspect found that he had intended to hand the bag with the knives over to another person, who was supposed to use them for a terror attack. In his bag also a Quran.

A video of the arrest shows the moments after the suspect was approached by the police.







The knives and Quran found in the suspect's bag

The knives and Quran found in the suspect’s bag Photo credit: Israel Police/Channel 2 News

Gal Muati, a firefighter who chased the suspect, said he spotted him while on his way back from work. “I closed in on him with my car and got out. I started asking him what he was doing there but he didn’t look at me,” Muati recounted. “Then he started shouting, ‘Palestine! Palestine!’ and ran off. I caught up with him after 150 meters.”