תיעוד מפעילות יחידת דובדבן בכפרים סמוך לג'נין
An IDF soldier during a raid in the Jenin area, earlier this month
Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Unit
Axe found in the car of a Palestinian suspected of planning a terror attack

Israeli forces detain West Bank resident who planned to carry out terror attack

The 22-year-old resident of Al-Bireh was found with an axe in his car and a letter saying he intended to attack Israelis to avenge his friends; nine terror suspects apprehended by troops overnight

Elisha Ben Kimon |
Published: 05.16.22, 09:07
Israel's police said Monday they had apprehended a Palestinian in the West Bank on suspicion of planning to carry out a terror attack.
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  • The man, 22, a resident of the city of Al-Bireh, raised suspicions of the force when he was seen driving in his car from one intersection to another for over an hour.
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    הגרזן שנמצא במכוניתו של החשוד
    הגרזן שנמצא במכוניתו של החשוד
    Axe found in the car of a Palestinian suspected of planning a terror attack
    (Photo: Police spokesperson)
    When stopped, the police found an axe that was placed by his side in the car. During questioning, the man said he intended to attack Israelis who were on their own on the road.
    The suspect also had a letter in which he outlined his intention to avenge the death of friends by launching an attack, and was prepared to pay for his actions with his life.
    Five other terror suspects were also arrested in Al-Bireh overnight in an IDF raid, the military said on Monday.
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    תיעוד מפעילות יחידת דובדבן בכפרים סמוך לג'נין
    תיעוד מפעילות יחידת דובדבן בכפרים סמוך לג'נין
    An IDF soldier during a raid in the Jenin area, earlier this month
    (Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Unit)
    In total, nine people were detained by the forces in raids on the West Bank.
    The military said that during searches in the area of Jenin, the troops came under gunfire and, but that none of the troops were hurt.
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