Palestinian man arrested on suspicion of plotting attack during Donald Trump visit

Palestinian man arrested on suspicion of plotting attack during Donald Trump visit

The man was apprehended by border officials at a West Bank checkpoint into Jerusalem

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

A Palestinian man has been arrested on suspicion of plotting a terror attack during Donald Trump's state visit to Israel. 

The man was apprehended by border officials at a checkpoint going into Jerusalem.

Local reports say he is 38 years old and from the city of Tulkarem in the north of the West Bank.

Details of what he was reportedly planning have not been revealed by the authorities, but a statement to say the police believed he had "terror attack tendencies" was publicly released. 

Officers made it clear the investigation into his conduct has "yet to determine" the man's supposed motivations.

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