HAIFA, Israel - Normal life came to a sudden halt in downtown Haifa Wednesday as Israeli police searched door-to-door for a wanted Palestinian man.
Workers were told to stay inside their offices and schools were put on alert, YNetNews reported.
The 32-year-old Palestinian, who was not identified, was arrested near the district courthouse a few hours after the door-to-door search began.
There was conflicting information about whether he was authorized to enter Israel.
The man was in Haifa to testify in a civil lawsuit he filed against Israeli authorities for a gunshot wound to his leg in 1991, YNetNews said.
A lawyer representing the Palestinian man said that his client had the necessary permits to travel in Israel. Police said they would not comment while the matter is under investigation.
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