Arab brandishes a knife (illustration)
Arab brandishes a knife (illustration) Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash 90

Following reports to police, officers in the northern Israeli city of Afula arrested three Palestinians on Wednesday evening who were found carrying large knives.

After local residents gave police a precise description of the suspects, they conducted a thorough search of the area and located the three young men who fit the description.

During searches, 23-centimeter-long (9 inches) butcher knives were found on the three suspects - two minors and an adult - all residents of Jenin in Samaria. 

Police arrested the suspects and are further investigating the matter. 

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