Knife-Wielding Palestinian Apprehended Near Me’aras Hamachpeilah

General view of Me’aras Hamachpeilah and Tel Rumeida neighborhood in Chevron. (Nati Shohat/Flash90, File)

YERUSHALAYIM - A Palestinian man carrying a knife was arrested on Shabbos afternoon outside Me’aras Hamachpelah in Chevron, police said.

The man, said by police to be in his 20s, was arrested at a checkpoint leading to the site after officers found a knife in one of his pockets.

According to reports, the Chevron resident was searched by police earlier in the day at the same checkpoint, and his return aroused officers’ suspicion.

Following his arrest, the man was taken for questioning by security forces.