Photo Credit: Asher Schwartz

Security forces on Thursday captured an Arab armed with a knife near the community of Maale Efraim, situated just above the Jordan Valley.

He is suspected of having attempted to infiltrate an educational institution in the community with the intent of carrying out a terror attack.

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After being spotted by Israeli security forces, the would-be-terrorist fled the scene but was caught carrying a knife.

He was transferred to the police for questioning.

UPDATE: The suspect claimed he was in the area to harvest plants and was released.

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