Border Guard Police stopped a Palestinian Authority Arab from carrying out an attack against Jews Saturday night.
The suspect, a 36-year-old resident of Bethlehem, was arrested Saturday afternoon after he was found with a brand-new Israel Police uniform., still in the package and ready to be worn for carrying out an attack.
The uniform was discovered when the taxi in which the suspect was riding was searched at the Mishor Adumim checkpoint at around 12 noon.
Security personnel had received a tip about the would-be terrorist prior to the arrival of the taxi at the checkpoint. When the vehicle arrived and the suspect was identified, Border Police surrounded the taxi and made the arrest.
“Upon receiving the intelligence, we deployed a large police unit and rapidly located the suspect, arresting him shortly after,” the unit commander said in a statement.
“Thanks to precise intelligence, determination and the vigilance of our security forces, we were able to make the arrest before the suspect was able achieve his goal,” he added.
Mishor Adumim is the name of an industrial part located in the industrial zone of the Jerusalem suburb of Ma’ale Adumim, about a ten minute drive east of the capital. The park is managed by the Ma’ale Adumim Economic Development Company Ltd.
Hana Levi Julian