On Sunday night, undercover officers from the Israeli police’s Yamam counterterrorism unit arrested a Palestinian man on the Route 6 highway, who was suspected of planning a terror attack.
According to law enforcement, the suspect, who was in Israel illegally, was detained near the Nahshonim Junction, and was suspected of “intending to carry out terror activity.”
It was not immediately clear what kind of attack the suspect was planning, or where, and reports also claimed that the man was unarmed. He was taken for further questioning by the Shin Bet security agency, which had also provided Israel Police with the intelligence on the suspect’s location and alleged intent.
Earlier on Sunday, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said Israel was entering a period of “vigilant routine” as security forces work to prevent further terror attacks. “Terrorists have all kinds of ideas, so we are on high alert, both the Shin Bet and the Israel Police, to identify any hint of an idea or plan for an attack, and thwart it in advance,” Bennett said after troops killed three gunmen who were allegedly en route from the Jenin area to carry out an attack in Israel in the predawn hours of Saturday. The Yamam unit was also involved in the incident near Jenin.