Second Knife-Wielding Gaza Resident Apprehended in Tel Aviv in 24 Hours

Knives belonging to a Gaza resident who was arrested in Tel Aviv on Thursday. (Police Spokesman)

On Thursday, the Israel Police reported the arrest of a Gaza resident found in possession of two knives at the Central Bus Station in Tel Aviv. The 60-year-old Palestinian was apprehended during a routine security check outside the station when the knives were discovered in his bag. Subsequently, the suspect was taken into custody for further questioning at the local police station.

Although the background of the incident is still under investigation, Israeli media outlets have been speculating that the individual may have been planning a terror attack.

This alarming occurrence marks the second such incident within the past 24 hours, despite the closure of the border crossing between Israel and the Gaza Strip since Friday due to heightened tensions and clashes involving Palestinian protesters. Originally scheduled to reopen after Rosh Hashanah, on Monday morning, the border remains shut due to elevated security concerns. The decision to maintain the closure is intended to exert pressure on the Hamas terror organization, which effectively governs the Gaza Strip, in hopes of quelling the recurring riots along the Gaza border fence that have persisted over the past three weeks.

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