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Brother of suspected Palestinian stabber arrested amid scrutiny over police shooting

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Israeli forces on Sunday arrested the brother of a suspected Palestinian terrorist who carried out a stabbing attack in Jerusalem, the Shin Bet security agency confirmed.

The brother, who is suspected of having prior knowledge of Muhammad Salima’s intentions to carry out an assault and of possibly assisting him, was detained at home in the West Bank town of Salfit.

Salima, 25, stabbed an Israeli civilian near the Old City of Jerusalem on Saturday afternoon before being shot dead by Border Police officers, Israeli authorities said.

Also Sunday, a judge ordered a taxi driver suspected of transporting Salima to be held in custody for at least five more days.

The man, a resident of the “triangle” of Arab towns in northern Israel in his 40s, is suspected of assisting........

© The Times of Israel

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