An Arab woman from the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat was arrested Sunday morning when a long knife was found in her bag.
The knife was discovered in a routine check at the entrance to the Population and Immigration Authority office in eastern Jerusalem.
The woman was unable to provide an explanation as to why she had a 28 centimeter (11 inch) long knife in her belongings, at the entrance to a government office. Police were called in and she was taken for questioning.
About two weeks ago, Haifa police arrested 10 Arab youths aged 14 to 17 near a high school in Haifa, after they received information about a planned brawl between youths from the Kababir and Halisa neighborhoods.
The youths were in possession of weapons including knives and truncheons when they were arrested.