At least five people have been injured, two seriously, after a car drive into crowds of people in Tel Aviv moments before Donald Trump was due to arrive in the country.
The incident is said to have happened in Nachalt Binyamin Mall.
It was later described as being an accident, but the country is on edge ahead of Trump’s visit to the country.
The president is set to land at Ben Gurion International Airport on Monday for a visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories.
Saudi Arabia doesn’t recognise Israel and the two states don’t have diplomatic relations. There are no direct flights between the two countries and flights from either country bypass the other’s airspace.
An Israel Airport Authority spokesman says that he was not aware of any direct flights ever having landed in Israel from the kingdom.