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Israel Police tighten security around the Jerusalem Light Rail .

An alert Jerusalem Light Train guard prevented another terrorist attack Tuesday morning and helped arrest the 19-year-old Old City Arab, who was arraigned in court Wednesday.

A gag order on the security threat was lifted this morning after a Jerusalem court agreed to a police request to detain the terrorist for five days.


The 19-year-old youth confessed that before he left home for work in Jerusalem, he decided on the spur of the moment to take a large knife with him and murder Jews.

He got off the train at the bus station and began to stalk potential victims, but the guard stopped him for inspection after noticing his suspicious behavior.

After the knife was discovered, a Reserve Border Police officer and the guard overpowered him and arrested him.

Additional police have been deployed in the capital and have been randomly stopping Arabs for spot inspections in an effort to deter terrorist attacks.


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Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.


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