The knife found in the terrorist's possession
The knife found in the terrorist's possessionIsrael Police spokesperson

Israeli police officers on Friday evening arrested a Palestinian Arab terrorist who was planning to carry out an attack in the Sharon region in central Israel.

The terrorist, a 19-year-old resident of Tulkarm, was arrested near the community of Tzur Yitzhak. He was found to be in the possession of a knife, a rock and a letter in which he expressed his intention to carry out an attack.

Police forces located him and arrested him after receiving a report of a person walking around the area in a suspicious manner.

The suspect had reportedly entered Israel from the PA-assigned territories of Judea and Samaria despite not having a permit.

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