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Israeli Police Thwart Old City Terror Attack

January 23, 2023

by: Haim Goldich ~ Ynet

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Israel police at the scene of terror attack in the Old City (illustrative)

Monday, 23 January 2023| Police arrested a 13-year-old Palestinian teen in Jerusalem’s Old City on Saturday on suspicion that he planned to carry out a terrorist attack using a knife he was carrying with him.

Officers walking the beat around the historical quarter alongside Border Police forces approached and stopped the teen who acted suspiciously. A search recovered a concealed knife on the teenager’s person. He was then arrested and taken in for questioning.

An initial probe into the incident suggests that the suspect planned and intended to carry out a terror attack. The police will ask a court to remand the teen’s arrest.

Jerusalem District Police chief Deputy Commissioner Doron Turgeman commended the officers for their actions.

“This demonstrated the expertise of Jerusalem’s police officers and the Border Police who act against the ongoing fight against terror. The forces’ awareness and quick reaction led to the arrest of the Palestinian teen who allegedly planned to attack people with a knife,” he said.

“There is no replacement for the determination and action of our officers, who work tirelessly against terrorism and security threats. We’ll continue to fight terror with every tool we have at our disposal.”

On Saturday, a knife-wielding Palestinian was shot and killed by an Israeli farmer after charging at him in the West Bank’s [Judea and Samaria] Sde Ephraim Farm in an attempt to stab him. There were no reports of Israeli casualties in the incident.

Posted on January 23, 2023

Source: (This article was originally published by Ynetnews on January 22, 2023. Time-related language has been modified to reflect our republication today. See original article at this link.)

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