Palestinian arrested 'carrying meat cleaver, knife and Quran intended for terror attack'

Palestinian arrested for 'carrying meat cleaver, knife and Quran intended for terror attack'

The man was allegedly carrying a meat cleaver (Stock image)

Friday, November 10, 2017

A Palestinian man has been arrested in the West Bank for allegedly carrying a meat cleaver, knife and Quran in his backpack, police have said.

Officers took the decision to search the man after a firefighter raised concerns about a “suspicious man" near the Kochav Yaakov settlement, according to The Times of Israel.

Israel Police’s Special Patrol Unit then worked with the firefighter and arrested the man on the basis of the items he was allegedly carrying.

It is claimed that the man told officers the bag did not belong to him.

However, it is also reported that the man told police despite this, the knives were intended for use in a terror attack.

Police are now questioning the man over the matter.

See footage of the incident below

 

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